Minecraft Mausoleum at Exhibition Initiative in Oberlin, OH.
39 W. College St., Oberlin, OH
21-25 May, 2015
Postinternet is dead, the Arab Spring is dead, long live Bashar al-Assad.
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is known to be a computer geek. He used to be chairman of the ‘Syrian Computer Society’ and opened up his country to the internet in 2001. In the face of the Arab Spring’s general enthusiasm for online tools, Minecraft Mausoleum utilizes Minecraft – an online building game – as context and medium to present a model of a Mausoleum for president Bashar.