Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Introduction to the Golden Archive

The shine of gold only sparkles on that which we choose to value. A trait only given to humans, the essences for separation and scarcity makes us drunk on the fear of change, and all things alien. As Marshall McLuhan states in his book The Medium is the Message:

All media work us over completely. They are so
pervasive in their personal, political, economic,
aesthetic, psychological, moral, ethical, and social
consequences that they leave no part of us un-
touched, unaffected, unaltered. The medium is the
massage. Any understanding of social and cultural
change is impossible without a knowledge of the
way media work as environments. (McLuhan, 26)

Our rapidly growing digital world allows us to modify our worlds, and craft ideas not only to mirror our own ideas, but change the medium, as a whole. The Golden Archive is a mainframe entity that shows the light of digital technology and connections of augmented reality. This blog shines light on the connections of human bodies as they relate to the internet and technology. Every finger that touches a keyboard, every touch of a mouse, the metadata of every choice made in this medium connects us all to each other. The 1’s and 0’s that represent our bodies are symbols of beauty, and the screen is no separation. My body of work consists mainly stylized photography, and mixed media, which includes game development, animation, and glitch art. The creation of this work is inspired by Afrofuturistic, and modern digital artwork to connect social and cultural commentary to each work.

Welcome to the Golden Archive. May light shine on your connections.

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