Jake Astbury, Artist Residency 2019
Digital Artist Residency (DAR).
Theme: Remember Me
Web based + Exhibition at Magdalen Road Studios, Oxford, February to March 2019
Title of the physical work: Shadow Text in Electric Tape Box (2019)
The title refers to the term coined by Shoshana Zuboff in her book The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, where she describes the 'first text' as being the visible interaction between users as authors and Google, Facebook and other interfaces, and the 'shadow text' as that which trails behind it, carrying more importance as data commerce - we think Google is remembering us in one way, whereas in fact we are remembered as something else.