Consider the world-building adventures of Robert What, mostly fictional ‘Freelance Amateur Postmodern Internet Theorist’:
Contact / Hire Robert today: bob at robertwhat dot com – say hi, provide useful feedback or ask questions; politeness & intelligence reciprocated.
Expressed through Text + Image fragments (conceptual / digital art and post Cyberpunk literature or ‘Theory-Fiction’) here Robert showcases and plays through the odd ideas, recording challenges and discoveries of a strange imaginary game – the dark, absurdist global hyperreality comprised of advanced R&D now known as “Big Science.”
In real life™, Robert What is just another lonely, skint, UK based speculative philosopher and non-artistic Generalist, keen to avoid slow death under terminally boring Capitalism. Forced to pay rent for a cold suburban shoebox, he’s keen to more fullya escape into his imagination. To do this, he must earn enough to buy a well insulated home.
He has been roleplaying Robert What 24/7 for over a decade. It is his dream to form a cool artist collective, helping fellow ‘Big Scientists’. All these mundane facts are treated as inseparable from the modern, problematic labour aspects of his daily B.S artistic practice.
Example Reference Links
- How To Play Big Science: A Novel
- Cyberpunk Is Dead: A Study
- Robert What Flickr Gallery
- Unsatisfactory Europa: DMCA and Fair Use in the digital arts
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