Custom Web-Scraping Software, 11” x 17” Photocopies, 360-degree Camera (2018)
The picture and name of every person who has given a “like” or other emoji reaction to posts on the “Santa Cruz County Mugshots” Facebook page have been printed on a single sheet of paper, and a camera captures the image of every gallery visitor who takes a copy. No one featured or participating in this project has explicitly consented to having images of themselves disseminated for the entertainment of others, yet they are unable to control their images. Voyeuroboros invites visitors to examine their own participation in the attention economy that sustains industries ranging from for-profit mugshot websites to ubiquitous social media platforms.
University of California Humanities Research Institute’s “War, Security, and Digital Media Symposium.” University of California, Santa Cruz, California. February 17, 2018.