Contributed by Morgan Fritz on 03 Apr 2014

"Brian Ireson. 2004. ""Minions"". In Proceedings of the 12th annual ACM international conference on Multimedia (MULTIMEDIA '04). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 991-992. DOI=10.1145/1027527.1027765 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1027527.1027765" Minions, an interactive audio/video installation dealing with the social impact and power of televised religious ideologies. Showcasing religious content from two major world civilizations, Christianity and Islam. Apparently diametrically opposed worldviews vie to control the hearts and minds of viewers; not only through the power of streaming images but the adherence to the "word" of the faithful as well. The viewer's presence triggers two series of megaphones (the Faithful) to increase the volume of what is being said in the video, attempting to entice new followers to the "cause". Considering that current lines of global conflict are following social lines, it is imperative to evaluate media content. Awareness of ideological saturating media content with the aim of to reinforcing current societal norms is vital. The viewer will the enter installation and stand between opposing projection screens and series of small megaphone forms. Ultrasonic sensors determine distance from center; this information is translated into volume control of the megaphones."

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