A large part of my practice is dedicated to learning about the changes happening around us in the digital world. I am fascinated by the constant influx of information supplied to us by the eternal scroll or swipe. How should we value our personal information; what really matters to us?
My interest in creating post-internet art is part of a journey towards media literacy, the future is often portrayed in film and tv as an automated dystopia, this is a very orthodox way of predicting our tomorrow. Instead of just focusing on protesting the very real dangers of hyper-visibility and surveillance, we should encourage people from varied walks of life to take a front seat in the creation and development of these new technologies. Only then will be see a positive outcome to what is currently a capitalist war zone powered by the commodity that is our data.
“We do need media literacy—a lot of post-internet art reflexively performs to prosumerist and circulationist measure, failing to consider that the internet is a depth model, as well as a frictionless surface.” -Tyler Coburn
Every selfie we take isn’t just an image shared to those in your curated online space, within it are complex codes that hold valuable biometric data. This data is bought, shared, authorised, stolen, breached, hacked, infiltrated, etc – therefore the images we take no longer belong to us, nor does the information they contain. This is no di!erent to anything we do online, we all exist in forms of digital legacies.
Your perception and understanding of the internet will always be personal to you, and predetermined by how much you are willing to find out. My work encourages you to question what you know and discover what you don’t.