I want my data!

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I’m a data artist exploring the bumpy future of data captured about us. We’re more than halfway thru the decade when humans shift from mysterious beings – to big data algorithms, where everything about us will be known. Rather than worry, I imagine a time when personal data is a peek into our unique identity and just possibly a glimpse into our future. Will it backfire? Our movements, choices, friends – even the food we ingest will be anticipated. How will it feel when self-delusion becomes impossible? With a background in high-tech I quit my job and went back for an MFA to make hand-built artwork and installations, anticipating the day when patterns of behavior become patterned artworks and the mass of data will predict our lives. I’m a data artist exploring the bumpy future of data captured about us. We’re more than halfway thru the decade when humans shift from mysterious beings – to big data algorithms, where everything about us will be known. Rather than worry, I imagine a time when personal data is a peek into our unique identity and just possibly a glimpse into our future. Will it backfire? Our movements, choices, friends – even the food we ingest will be anticipated. How will it feel when self-delusion becomes impossible? With a background in high-tech I quit my job and went back for an MFA to make hand-built artwork and installations, anticipating the day when patterns of behavior become patterned artworks and the mass of data will predict our lives.

Presented at TEDxLadyBirdLake in Austin, TX 2018.

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