“The injunction everywhere to “be someone”
maintains the pathological state
that makes this society necessary.”
* The invisible Committee
“This is the end.
My only friend, the end.”
* Jim Morrison
A Virus is haunting the busy communication highways of the social networking sphere: the virus of Seppukoo. The infection has been started off last month with a viral marketing campaign for the launch of the homonym notWorking platform Seppukoo.com.
The alert has now reached the pandemic state. Nobody’s safe.
EARLY SYMPTOMS. YOU ARE MORE THAN YOUR VIRTUAL IDENTITY.
«Virtual life» is an – often – abused term used to describe the whole of one person online activities. But as media communications let our second/online/offline identities overflowing into real life – and vice-versa – the distinctions between the real and the virtual are becoming, more and more confused. Which is virtual? And where’s the real? Beyond all those questions only a fact remains: that our privacy, our profiles, our identities, our relationships, they are all – fake and/or real – entirely exploited for a sole purpose: to be sold as a product. But are those lives really worth to be experienced?
DON’T RESIST SEPPUKOO. PASS AWAY AND LEAVE YOUR ID BEHIND
Free yourself from the identity constriction cutting it out! Similarly to the seppuku – the ancient ritual suicide used by japenese samurais to restore their honour back – Seppukoo.com deals with the liberation of the digital body from any identity constriction, in order to help people discover what happens after their virtual life and to rediscover the importance of being anyone, instead of pretending to be someone.
IMPRESS YOUR FRIENDS. LIVE THE ULTIMATE SOCIAL EXPERIENCE.
Hacking and parasiting Facebook, the most popular social networking website, Seppukoo.com deactivates one’s user account, driving people into one of the most radical chic user-experience: the vir(tu)al suicide.
As viral marketing strategies have been exploited by corporate media to make profit connecting people all over the world, Seppukoo.com playfully attempts to subvert this mechanism disconnecting people from each other and transforming the individual suicide experience into an exciting “social” experience.
Kill your virtual life and open your mind to a new meaning of popularity: with Seppukoo it’s not important how many friends you have, but how much you may influence them. Induce your friends to commit suicide and rise up the Seppukoo Rank!
RESURRECTIONS. BECAUSE THERE’S NO DEATH WHERE THERE’S NO LIFE.
Suicide is a free choice and a kind of self-assertiveness. Unfortunately, Facebook doesn’t give to its users this faculty at all, and your account will be only deactivated. This means that any information regarding you and your friends, will be strictly preserved by facebook authorities in order to keep your virtual life alive for the eternity.
That’s why you won’t need any superpower to come back to your virtual life after death: just a simple login, and your life will be completely restore back.
Still hesitating? Let yourself be conquered by Seppukoo.com as you have an honour to save yet!
Don’t waste this opportunity. Play it @ http://www.seppukoo.com
Launch @ http://www.seppukoo.com
The Testimonials @ http://www.seppukoo.com/testimonials
The Suicidal Wall @ http://www.seppukoo.com/suicidal-wall
Top 100 Suicidal Rank @ http://www.seppukoo.com/top-100
Seppukoo.com is a work by
Les Liens Invisibles
Graphic design & Communication
Seppuko’s preview released in November 2009 at
Piemonte Share Festival
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