Interstices Amplified Intimacies

Date(s): Sep 13 to Oct 18 2008

Exhibition

J. Dubois 2008

An exhibition by the group Interstices: Matthew Biederman, Jean Dubois and Chloé Lefebvre, Karmen Franinovic, Ying Gao, Adad Hannah and Niklas Roy, Lynn Hughes and Heather Kelley with Geoffrey Jones, James Partaik, François Quévillon

The communication networks that have developed over the last decade introduce a particular type of public where social relations are amplified through the instant globalization of exchanges. Strangely, these exchanges are often filtered through anonymity. The broad use of pseudonyms, avatars or even fake identities suggests that electronic promiscuity across networks needs to be counterbalanced by some form of privacy protection. Networked communication is often perceived as an opportunity for free expression with no real physical exposure. Does this just imply some new form of psychological bubble, or are we looking at a whole new scale of human relationship?

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J. Dubois 2008

Interstices is an inter-university research-creation group founded in 2001 by Lynn Hughes (Concordia University) and Jean Dubois (Université du Québec à Montréal). The group focuses on the aesthetic and poetic potential of tangible interfaces and interactive environments.

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