wHAT IT MEANS TO LIVE IN THE NETWORK SOCIETY 

MAY 2019

wHAT IT MEANS TO LIVE IN THE NETWORK SOCIETY 

MAY 2019

Amy Foster - 'wHAT IT MEANS TO LIVE IN THE NETWORK SOCIETY' 2019 - EXHIBITING AT C.B.A (CAN'T BE ART) STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY FINE ART GRADUATE EXHIBITION.

WIRED notes that the “Internet of Things encompasses everything connected to the Internet… It is made up of devices – from simple sensors to smartphones and wearables – connected together. By combining these connected devices with automated systems, it is possible to gather information, analyse it and create an action. The Internet of Things allows devices on closed private internet connections to communicate with others and the Internet of Things brings those networks together.”


Connectivity requires a level of information and data exchange from both the user and the internet itself. By Using ‘Xbox Kinect’ Sensors to digitally represent physical space in pixels and to monitor activity in the exhibition space, the images echo the future of connectivity through digital mediums and physical, bodily relationships to such technology.


This work will feature 10 acetate prints, each detailing various actors sitting, standing or talking in a constructed living room space filmed by both a normal camera and the Kinect Sensor. This device consequently converts ‘real space’ into a pixelized/digitalized version. The prints will ideally be split across two spaces which will further create the sense of a connected environment. In one of the spaces with 5 of the prints there will be a sound piece, a voice which will recite parts of Steven Shaviro’s text ‘Connected, or What it Means to be Connected in the Network Society’. Ideally the Kinect sensor will be connected live to a projector in the second room to create a sense of surveillance in one space that viewers can watch live in the other room.