Cyber In Securities
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artist's interpretations of technology
artists' response to data collection
CYBER IN SECURITIES is an exhibition that addresses the growing concern among a cross-generational group of artists who are deeply enthusiastic about new media, but whose enthusiasm is complicated by the suspicion that the good will of their shared digital consciousness is being used against them. One of the material questions in this exhibition concerns the feasibility of locating the experience of an artwork when it is distributed throughout a network. This distributed experience reflects early visions of the Internet as a “knowledge engine”, envisioning a free association of ideas linking all of the sciences, literature, and the arts. Internet pioneers chose a decentralized, non-hierarchical method of communication that offered the potential for creating a shared consciousness to solve the world’s most urgent problems. Meaning in motion became the law of this democratically built network, just as going viral is its natural instinct. Conversely, keeping secrets is the antithesis of a distributed network (as seen in recent media events).