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APN 201

About the project

Using his own savings APN201 wants to show that you can make art without grants.
As long as you have brain that is producing ideas you can do anything.
This page is a collection of pictures, videos and text. Describing the art work and the process around it.


Virus Shooter: The Game that Overcame a Pandemic Ban

ART? Posted on Thu, July 04, 2024 09:14:15

A Fun, Simple Arcade Game with a Purpose

Game Description:

Virus Shooter is a fun and simple arcade game. Slide the soap to move it. Tap to shoot soap bubbles. Hit viruses and collect power-ups. Simple, fun, and educational. Wash your hands!

From Corona Killer to Virus Shooter: A Journey

During the lockdown, like many others, I found myself with a lot of free time. To make the most of it, I decided to learn a new skill. I had never tried making a mobile game before, so I thought, why not give it a shot? I stumbled upon an aptly named SDK, Corona, and decided to dive in.

I followed a tutorial on creating an Asteroids-style shooter, but instead of asteroids, I decided to use assets and game logic that would resonate more with our current times. The result? A game where you control a soap bar, shooting soap bubbles at corona viruses. Players earn points by collecting toilet paper and gain extra lives with hand sanitizer.

The Original: Corona Killer

The game turned out better than I expected. Proud of my creation, I uploaded it to the Play Store. However, my excitement was short-lived. The game was banned due to a policy violation, and I was even threatened with the deletion of my account.

A New Beginning: Corolla Killer

Not one to give up, I made some changes. I altered the game’s name and a few assets, rebranding it as Corolla Killer. This version of the game was accepted, and it remained on Google Play, allowing players to enjoy it for free. It gained modest number of downloads. Surprisingly many from Iraq.

Finally, Virus Shooter is Here!

After all these years, I am thrilled to announce that Google has finally released the game in its original form, now named Virus Shooter. It is available on the Play Store, and I am excited to share this simple yet fun and educational game with all of you.

Play Virus Shooter here: Virus Shooter on Google Play

Enjoy the game, have fun, and remember to wash your hands!

R-Tyny music project

ART? Posted on Sat, June 08, 2024 17:05:10

I create many projects under the motto “Try everything.” While I mostly produce art under my moniker APN201, I sometimes use different names for special projects. One such name is R-Tyny, a virtual artist. The works published under the R-Tyny name are experimental music pieces, heavily utilizing AI, Fiverr, or both.

Make no mistake, I still consider myself the artist behind these works. From a copyright perspective, a work or creation is something where the creator’s unique influence makes the work distinct and unreplicable without their contribution. Ghostwriters have always existed; Warhol, Koons, Michelangelo, etc., did not create all their works themselves. My main discipline is filmmaking, so to me, auteurism spreads across all art forms: you don’t need to do everything yourself, as long as you are the one making the decisions. In pop music, producers like Phil Spector are also called auteurs because their style is evident in their works. However, I believe it goes beyond that. R-Tyny songs all sound different, but none would exist without me.

Most of these R-Tyny works have been published on streaming platforms to make them easily accessible. You can find them on Spotify, YouTube, and Suno. My personal favorites are a couple of songs with lyrics created by my 2-year-old daughter.

P.S. The name R-Tyny refers to the Finnish word “ärtynyt,” meaning irritated.

Deus ex machina

ART? Posted on Sun, May 26, 2024 23:09:42

God 2.0

I updated my “god” to use model GPT-4o and did also some other improvements.

Although this is very simple experiment with large language mode, it has sparked some discussion. As usual people fire opinions without thinking too much. I mean, if god exists, wouldn’t he also speak through the AI – as there is nothing in existence not controlled by the god?

If the AI bot is not god per se, but a messenger, would he be better in the job than average priests, because he is not human? He is made by humans, and thus is biased, but not for personal gain. Is he interpreting the holy texts better or worse than humans. This god is just the divine being. He does not really represent any particular religion. Does that allow better reaction to users’ worries?

Who know, but it’s fan tough experiment.

Sleep is back!

ART? Posted on Sun, May 19, 2024 23:40:44

Some months ago YouTube removed my film Sleep from my other YouTube channel because of nudity. I was very upset for 2 reasons:
1. The video was picked up by the algorithm and was making thousands of views (and dozens of subscribers) every hour. When they deleted the video, all activity on the channel stopped. Almost like if I was shadow banned.
2. YouTube says nudity in context of art is allowed, so they think my video is not art.

I challenged the decision and even appealed, but no help. They said it’s deleted and I cannot ecen appeal anymore.

Meanwhile I learned that it was a subject of university master’s thesis in the University of south Florida. If I knew that earlier.. because it kinda proves it must be art. On other hand it has a page in Wikipedia and premiered in Rotterdam Film Festival and that did not convince them.

I noticed that X (Twitter) user TeamYoutube was very helpful in helping people to fix their channels, so I decided to try one more time.

These guys rock! To my amazement they answered and fixed it. Super!

Thank you TeamYouTube!

New film: Sleep 2023

ART? Posted on Tue, January 02, 2024 19:09:41

Celebrating 10 Years of Cinematic Innovation

Juha Lilja Unveils “Sleep” Sequel: A Captivating Dive into Digital Wakefulness

In a bold exploration of our digital age, acclaimed filmmaker Juha Lilja returns with the highly anticipated sequel to his avant-garde masterpiece, “Sleep.” A decade after the groundbreaking original, Lilja’s “Sleep” (2023) takes audiences on an unprecedented 5-hour and 21-minute journey, challenging the pervasive influence of mobile phones in our lives.

Synopsis: “Sleep” (2023) marks a radical departure from its predecessor. Instead of the vulnerability of sleep, Lilja confronts the wakeful grip of modern technology. Armed with his mobile phone, he immerses himself for over 5 hours, disconnected from reality. Shot with a Canon EOS M, the unfiltered footage captures Lilja’s digital odyssey—no embellishments, no lights, just raw and thought-provoking reality.

Critique and Aesthetics of Cohabitation: In the spirit of Christopher Costabile’s master’s thesis, Lilja’s “Sleep” serves as both a critique and exemplar of the aesthetics of cohabitation. The unyielding gaze into Lilja’s digital world mirrors our collective obsession with mobile devices. It’s a cinematic reflection, devoid of external lights or effects, exposing the intimate dance between human consciousness and the omnipresent mobile phone.

Sleep poster

YouTube Premiere and Concept Art: Celebrating a decade of innovation, “Sleep” (2023) will premiere on Lilja’s YouTube channel APN 201 Movies on January 15th at 16:00 CET. Embracing the aesthetics of cohabitation, the film takes the form of concept art, aligning with Costabile’s thesis, ensuring its availability to the masses at their own homes. The film might later be screened at selected festivals, events, or galleries.

Availability: “Sleep” (2023) promises a YouTube debut, offering a global audience the chance to witness Lilja’s digital wakefulness. Subsequent screenings at festivals, events, or galleries will be announced in due course.

To understand the significance of the new film, it is useful to first learn about the previous one:

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About Juha Lilja: Juha Lilja is an award-winning filmmaker renowned for his avant-garde approach to cinema. With an illustrious career spanning decades, his films continue to provoke thought and redefine the boundaries of cinematic storytelling.

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Vivant academia

Uncategorised Posted on Sun, December 10, 2023 21:00:08

It Finally happened!

My film, Sleep has been subject of a Master’s Thesis at University of South Florida.
Let’s unpack some highlights:

Cohabitation Aesthetics: Chris delves into what he calls “aesthetics of cohabitation,” breaking down how my film challenges norms around space and time. Imagine cozying up with art in your own space – that’s the vibe!

Digital Magic: I’m stoked Chris noticed the digital magic behind “Sleep.” We’re talking YouTube accessibility, eight-hour visual experiences – all the good stuff! Taking Warhol’s vision and giving it a 21st-century twist.

Home Sweet Aura: Chris chats about how my film brings the aura right into your living room. It’s like having your own art party at home – how cool is that?

Jamming with Experimental Beats: He draws connections to experimental music legends like Lucier and Young. I guess my film’s got some groovy parallels with those beats – a fusion of visuals and vibes.

COVID Siesta: In this crazy COVID world, Chris wonders if snoozing through my film is a legit form of art appreciation. Well, why not? A cozy movie nap might just be the cure for digital overload!

So, big thanks to Chris for shining a spotlight on “Sleep” in his thesis. Check it out and join the conversation!

Unlimited adventure “game”

ART? Posted on Sat, September 16, 2023 00:21:37

I’m still exploring the possibilities of AI.
In this experiment I asked GPT-4 to act as a Zork-style text adventure game. I added a memory of 8 previous inputs/outputs (limited to keep cost low) and embedded in a retro-style web page.

The result is strange. This antigame basically has unlimited world and unlimited library of commands. You can wonder around the world to learn about its secrets, and it just keeps going forever. The only limit is my quota for OpenAI API, to limit me going bankrupt if people start to use this.

You can try it at: and and

New Shorts

ART? Posted on Wed, June 28, 2023 23:11:24

While trying everything I made 6 shorts in 6 days. I used AI for brainstorming the ideas. Which one is your favourite?

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