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Matze Schmidt on Sat, 3 Jul 2010 08:50:03 +0200 (CEST)

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8 Robots play the debt/GDP ratio

Monday, 5th of July 2010, 8:00 am on Alexanderplatz, Berlin 
directly in front of the Kaufhof.

8 Robots programmed by 38317 play the State Debts in decibel (dB). 
Each of them in different intensity, based on a 2009 IMF chart of 
the arrears of important developed leading countries in percent of 
the given GDP (Gross Domestic Product).

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                        F G I E J G C U
                        r e t u a r a S
                        a r a r p e n A
                        n m l o a a a
                        c a y z n t d
                        e n   o     a
                          y   n   B
                              e   r

                        Development of 
                        Public Debt 
                        in percent of GDP

                        France 82,6
                        Germany 84,5
                        Italy 120,1
                        Eurozone 86,3
                        Japan 227,0*
                        Great Britain 81,7
                        Canada 79,3
                        USA 93,6

                        * 2 x 113,5 dB due 
                          to tech reasons

Hear, feel, sense and track the rise and fall of your favourite 
nation, the pressure on the working class and the future of a
possible post-capitalistic world right now!

The machines produce a unpleasant sinusoidal tone each as loud 
as the position of the particular state. For example:

                     Germany 84,5 % = 84,5 dB

Check it out! This is not "Krach der Roboter" and not "Roboter 
spielen Haendels Wassermusik". Don't mishear it if you can't 
hear it.

dB's Little Lexicon

IMF, the International Monetary Fund. Its primary purpose is to 
ensure the stability of the international monetary system and 
economic growth = capitalism. The IMF is not the motor of 
capitalism, this the capital.

GDP, the Gross Domestic Product. It represents the dollar value 
of all goods and services produced over a year in one country.

post-capitalistic, [phrase]: means nothing without a plan.


(c) 2010 n0name

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