The Station

Internet Art

2020

The Station is an interactive net art piece that takes place after the end of the world in a space station.  The Station is based off of the Myth of Sisyphus and ties into the idea of nostalgia as a weapon of ideology.  Two A.I. Sabrina and Alex accompany the viewer through the space station.  There are 43 rooms in total, all designed off of nostalgia of various ages including the future’s nostalgia, with sound design to reinforce those ideas.

The Station Dialog

 

Research Material

 The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus

Postmodernism and Consumer Society by Frederic Jameson

Spam of the Earth: Withdrawal from Representation by Hito Steyerl

The Ethics of Ambiguity by Simone De Beauvoir

Propaganda of Authoritarianism The Tyranny of Nostalgia by Civics Nation

The Politics of Nostalgia the Psychoanalysis of Longing for Politics Past by Stacey Novack

Station Quotes: Four Noble Truths, The Satires by Horace, One Human Minute by Stanis Law

Sisyphus Notes