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- this is not an NFT
- this is an experimental writing project
AN ACT OF CONTINGENCY
THAT INSCRIBES THE FUTURE
EACH NFT IS DIFFERENT
BUT THIS IS NOT ABOUT SCARCITY
THIS IS ABOUT ABUNDANCE
AN ABUNDANCE OF DIFFERENCE
A WILD FLOURISHING OF DATA
IN A POSTHUMAN FUTURE
in conjunction with Pandemonium VR by Ami Clarke - a xeno-studio production
During the pandemic, conditions specifically converged around DATA - where the funding of the COVID19 contact tracing app revealed conflicting issues regarding the expectations of users of the app, and investors in the development of the app, primarily interested in the ‘all you can eat data’ the apps would provide access to, with little or no concern by the government regarding the practice of safe handling of users medical data, nor the behavioural analysis associated with use of the app.
As a result the contact tracing apps became a site where many urgent concerns to do with data crystallized regarding: privacy, trust, and agency. Read my wriiting on this here whilst on a Radar Loughborough residency during the pandemic.
In the void of any kind of guidance, education, or government know-how regarding safe data handling practices, many grievances, both imagined and real, flourished (and still do), in the highly volatile feed of the twitter bot @trackntracer.
Drawing upon a decade long enquiry into data, with works such as ‘@LowAnimalSpirit’, ‘de-leb: the currency of data and data as a currency’, 'Ami Clarke: Author of the Blank Swan' (after Elie Ayache) a project concerned directly with 'contingency' found to be shared across both derivative trading and the timestamp on the blockchain, and the recently exhibited project: ‘Alexa, Google, 23andme’ (2017), the project seeks to explore digital data rights, risk analysis, and contingency, in a time of ongoing crisis, that crystallize around issues of trust, agency, and privacy.
please find further writing and precedents thinking through data and contingency below:
TEXT AS MARKET - ARTISTS RETHINKING THE BLOCKCHAIN