PARIS HILTON OBITUARY CONTEST
By C. Antonio Romero
NEW YORK, 3 MAY 2007—Taking his current Paris Hilton Autopsy
prank into the age of
participatory media, artist Daniel Edwards is now running a contest which will
allow people to submit fanciful obituaries for heiress Paris Hilton.
He seems to have taken a course in search engine marketing at some
point, having grabbed the domain parishiltonautopsy.com and
set up a web site where you can submit your own autopsies. The best
of these, one can assume, will appear on the web site shortly.
This is all very Web 2.0... not that anyone knows
what that really means, but it sure sounds good. Perhaps
he will contrive to have the winner of the contest appear in a YouTube
video, eulogizing the late heiress during an on-screen disembowelling of the statue.
Will he rival well-known media pranksters the WTO/Yes
Men? Not sure yet. But he's grabbing his share of attention, and
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