The Garden of Forking PathsAndy Deck - Space Invaders Act 1732
Space Invaders Act 1732
Andy Deck (USA)

Space Invaders Act 1732 is a response to the Space Advertising Prohibitions Act of 1993, legislation against giant advertising billboards in space that plays with the symbolism of the arcade classic.

Andy Deck makes public art for the Internet that resists generic categorisation: collaborative drawing spaces, game-like search engines, problematic interfaces, informative art.

An avid critic of corporate culture and militarism, Deck's hybrid news-art projects have addressed a variety of issues that are regularly misrepresented in the mass media. In the interest of preserving this available alternative media, and sensing the drift of the Internet toward a marketing and entertainment medium, he has allied himself with open source software developers, optimising his work for use with the Linux operating system, and publishing source code for much of his software.