The Internet As Place

This links to ideas by James Bridle, that we use the internet on our pc's and devices, and it inhabits 'The Cloud' and forget it is a physical thing. All our data is on a server somewhere, which means it is on a hard drive in a building owned by someone somewhere. The building will be remote from whatever location you are in, so it has to be transmitted through devices in the real physical world. This is a great bit of art as research, in terms of the photographer researching the internet as a physical, offline, entity.

The Analogue Human

The offline and online worlds are also analogue and digital worlds. We live in both. Analogue is the thing. Digital is the code to make the thing. BBC Radio 4 show The Digital Human made entirely with analogue technology. Yes they really did cut up the tape and splice it. Monday June 10th. "To celebrate …

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff review – we are the pawns

  The alarm beside your bed rings, triggered by an event in your calendar. The smart thermostat in your bedroom, sensing your motion, turns on the hot water and reports your movements to a central database. Tech Giants offer the benefits of faster search results and turn-by-turn directions mask the deeper, destructive predations of what …

Beyond 5G: Huawei’s Links To Xinjiang And China’s Surveillance State

There have been two separate stories doing the media rounds this week (Apr 25th 2019) relating to Chinese surveillance technology. First, the continual headlines around Huawei's battle with Washington over the security of its 5G equipment, and the news that, despite U.S. requests and CIA intelligence, the U.K. government will allow Chinese telecoms giant Huawei …