Crash-Stop [IE] : Ethical Dilemmas
Looking at the ethical dilemmas facing artists working on line in relation to:
1a) sourcing material (copyright, privilege and narrative ie. what use is the material put to) remix culture and its discontents – should art be free for all (creative commons)
1b) with reference to the stealing and reuse of Rosa Menkman’s work as an nft, my own brush ins with copyright, implications of big corporations datasets being used to train ai, gpt2 and 3 etc (one rule for the big corporation one for the poor)
2) lets all get paid:
Nfts, blockchain and copyright, stealing art to make money, burning down the planet to make money (Bitcoin, block chain and nfts) with reference to LRBY as an alternative or not. Its chilling effects in online communities and implications for open source software and the creative commons
3) materials and privilege, the cost of making art and the machines its made on (exploring newer arguments over the switch in consumer electronics from lead based solder and non lead solder and the subsequent shortening of equipments life)
4) the implications of where you put your work and how you desseminate it (open platforms and the fediverse vs closed walled gardens of instagram and facebook) Peertube vs Youtube, access to networks (covering the overhead of html5 vs html and newer ideas such as gemini space on limited bandwidth)
5) Other themes will be covered.
Crash-Stop – I gave up traditional media after downloading images from a cheap digital and becoming fascinated with how they had become inadvertently glitched. My work is based on forcing software, hardware and codecs to function in unintended ways, through hex editing, sonification, misinterpretation, circuit-bending and the exploitation of hardware flaws found in older computers when mismatched with obsolete operating systems. As well as my own video I use a variety of found sources including VHS, out of copyright silent movies, government information films, ad-breaks from satellite television and footage of modern politicians – I treat the internet as an environment to work within, comment upon and as source material. I use and endorse open source software and publish my work under creative commons as CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.