Artist Sterling Crispin’s “Data Masks” remind us the machines are always watching.
Laurie Frick is a data artist exploring patterns of self-tracking….sensors, surveillance, what will it all mean? Using her background in engineering and high-technology she offers a glimpse into the future of human data portraits physically made and handbuilt as intelligent wallpaper. And is about to launch FRICKbits, a free iphone app that uses an algorithm to make art from your data.
The Self-obsessed photo series, which explores Hester Scheurwater’s desires, obsessions and fears sparked media hype in the Netherlands. The explicit imagery shocked many and fueled debate on the sexualization of society. In her pictures, model and artist are one,” says Walter Keller, writer and contemporary photography specialist.“Yes, this is sexually explicit work, but even more, it is a curious and smart research about herself, where the artist looks at herself from both sides of the mirror.”
Privacy features 17 international artists with their views on private matters : Florian Ruiz, Jana Romanova, Dante Busquets, Chad States, Dennis Rito, Rania Matar, Kurt Caviezel, Marco Lachi, Kasia Bielska, Margo Ovcharenko, Lorena Morin, Marina Kruglyakova, Nils Klinger, Gerald Förster, Oscar Monzón, WassinkLundgren, and Hester Scheurwater.
My collection of webcam images has been put together over a period of 13 years. The archive contains more than 3 million images, downloads from all continents – the world wide web provides a lot. I photograph the world, using publicly accessible netcams, which give access to public and private space.
Mobile phones are impacting societies around the world. Here in the Philippines, text messaging is considered to be the most exploited service due to its affordability, convenience and immediacy. According to industry estimates, 2 billion text messages were sent everyday from the 60 percent of the population of 90 million who uses mobile phones. This has led to the popular notion of the Philippines as the “texting capital of the world”
If you want to protect yourself against government spying, or you’re afraid you might be the target of a drone, there’s hope beyond the good-old tinfoil hat. Two artists have started selling high-tech privacy-protecting gear to fool drones and spies at the New Musem in New York City.
In the physical realm we can deliberately control which portions our bodies are exposed to the world by covering it with clothing. In the digital realm, we have much less control of what personal aspects we share with the services that connect us. In the digital realm we are naked and vulnerable.