Writer and artist James Bridle recently posted an article on Medium in which he describes the strange and abusive world of children's youtube. The article as a whole is worth a read, and I strongly encourage you first to read that and then come back here.
In short, what Bridle describes is the strange and often sick world of the postdigital condition, what I could name digital capitalism, where digital technologies are being used to quickly create content in order to get page-views to get ad clicks to get money.
I am currently working on an article concerning creative coding at the Käsityökoulu Robotti (art&craft school Robotti). Robotti is a non-profit organization that offers teaching on art&tech for children.
A Recent article (not yet published) I wrote with my brother examines some of the difficult questions raising from the increased use of digital technologies. For example, digitalization can be seen to act as an almost mythological buzzword for progress. But, what does digitalization mean? How do we live in the digital world?
For a while now, my research on creative coding has become increasingly focused on the ways we perceive and experience digitality -or the lack thereof. One of my initial research premises was that the increasing digitalization could lead to a new kind of digital divide.
I am having an exhibition together with Matti Vainio at TM-gallery in Helsinki, Finland. The theme of the exhibition is the discourse between human and technology. We want to examine and question that relationship between through drawing.