Archipelago

Archipelago

Some words stand out to me as things which are so exotic I cannot grasp them. Archipelago. Stockholm, June 2013.

Expectations

A developer explains to me that the web site’s back-end is making a guess at which cities to include in a list, but that it’s sometimes wrong. A guessing algorithm, my mind boggles, and in that moment I feel the weight that we have outsourced onto machines as we try to recreate the imperfections (deemed desirable) of our bio-matter brains…

Legalese

In legalese functioning as modern philosophic poetry, the rules and guidelines inform me that the winners of the contest who accept a prize release the rights to have their works used “throughout the universe and in perpetuity.” I am then unable to work for the next hour, so beguiled am I by the idea of lawyers who now anticipate the…
Interview with Christopher Anderson

Interview with Christopher Anderson

"You may agree or disagree with my perspective but you'll know if I'm being honest about my perspective, and I think that is the thing that we can recognize in an image."
—Christopher Anderson (GUP Magazine)
Pause Transition

Pause Transition

"Pre-packaged with the camera’s ability to freeze life mid-sentence is also our implicit allowance to sacrifice the entirety of the experience to its souvenir."
(GUP Magazine, 2012)
Interview with Antoine d’Agata

Interview with Antoine d’Agata

"If I die tomorrow, I won’t learn anything, I won’t feel anything. If I want to stay alive, I have to protect myself so, the way I see it, the only choice we have as human beings is to put ourselves in the condition to keep trying as much as we can."
—Antoine d'Agata (GUP Magazine)
The Desire to Keep

The Desire to Keep

"Which is the greater loss: The loss of the photo I did not take, or the loss of the moment while wishing that I was taking a photo?"
(GUP Magazine, 2012)