Tim Maughan: Watching Paint Die
SONIC ACTS FESTIVAL – THE DARK UNIVERSE Tim Maughan: Watching Paint Die 24 February 2013 – De Balie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands --- Groundbreaking science fiction writer Tim Maughan has been exploring augmented reality for several years now, particularly in his critically acclaimed collection Paintwork. For Sonic Acts he puts his money where his mouth is, and gives us a first glimpse of his fully realised AR exploration of media, perception, austerity and social class. In 2011 Tim Maughan (UK) released the critically acclaimed Paintwork, a collection of three short stories dealing with the roles of art, celebrity and globalisation in a very near, and strangely familiar, future. He’s currently working on his debut novel, another near-future piece exploring the social and cultural impact of hacktivism, online protest and cyber warfare.