Where You Are Makes You Who You Are

I am interested in what happens if we treat the intenet, or the web, cyberspace, as a real place. Rob Kitchin and Matin Dodge talk about code/space where digital code is integrated with physical or analogue space. A checkout in a shop for example, is useless without code and connection to the internet. The code/space has an influence on behaviour, ie no connection, no sale. We also behave differently at home, at work, in our shower or in the pub. To some extent where you are makes you who you are. I am an employee, only at work. This links into performance theories and humanistic geography and other areas. This is an interesting article about how being 'witnessed' makes us change our behaviour and our perceptions. Thus CCTV could change public behaviour.

Shoshana Zuboff on Surveillance Capitalism

Ai Weiwei (untitled)

Outdoor experiences are an antidote to the web. The way online worlds creep into our offline worlds is worthy of examination. This is a theme I want to come to a lot and it drives some of my outdoor art making. I like that, by and large, if you leave your device behind, and navigate with a map and compass, you are invisible to the inernet. The art you make with marks on paper or canvas is invisible to the internet. The outdoors is the analogue world our ancestors evolved in. There is a lot of stuff about Shoshana Zuboff out there but at 50 minutes this is neither too long nor too short and is visually interesting, better than watching her lecture. The other really good person on this is artist and journalist James Bridle.