Intimacy as currency

“All too frequently the potential of new technologies is watered down reduced to tired old formulas. The use of digital data for commerce or security has become so routine that it often obscures other possibilities. Intimacy is now a currency being tracked, measured and sold back to us via social networking services.  This is why experimental uses of digital networks for art and activism remains vitally important—not only because it can be fun, but because it reminds us that we can imagine alternative settings”.

Scott McQuire, Playing in the networked city 

 

 

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