When it comes to the relationship between us and our data, one commonly used notion is the ‘data shadow’. The idea is that the data generated as a by-product of our everyday lives form into a kind of shadow that follows us around. We exist, so this vision goes, as an isolated en…
Recently I caught a bit of the 1998 film You've Got Mail. It stars Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, and is a based around their characters’ email communications…
Dave Beer
For over a decade now social media have been turning our interactions into data. Once relations, dialogue and connections are abstracted into data, the…
Dave Beer
On London Review of Books: An Incomplete History
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Intermittent software updates are a common feature of our digital landscape. Our devices often pause to renew. We only really notice these updates when…
Dave Beer
I was recently interviewed by Omar Oakes for a feature in Campaign magazine. Below is an excerpt from the feature: Is social media breaking apart the b…
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Holding down the fast forward button on your CD player, eventually the sound of a mysterious hidden track would rush by. An all-too-quick blur of noise…
Dave Beer
Technological developments can break down all sorts of boundaries, distinctions and seperations. The most recent of these ruptures has led to a battle …
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