New art project idea that I’ll never get around to doing…anyone want to help?
I have always been fascinated by dilapidated, abandoned buildings. They are a physical reminder that things we create for a specific purpose often fall out of use, or perhaps our use for them is still valid but we lack the capacity to maintain them and therefore cannot continue use. Or perhaps we just forget that things exist.
The same thing happens with our digital creations. Whether it’s that domain name you registered to maybe create that really cool website someday, or the social media profile that you used religiously for years and then moved away from…The data that’s collected passively to market to us, or the photos you took and uploaded to your harddrive and just forgot about or lost…The account you lost the password to and never used again…
I think it would be interesting to explore digital abandonment starting from the ways that we recognize abandonment in physical objects (ex: physical decay, graffiti, repurposing, retaking by nature), and then perhaps branching out into something more fitting for the natural of digital creations.