Just before Christmas I saw a BBC article where a man in Ireland found a letter written to Santa by his mother, when she was 10 years old, 100 years ago. When I saw her handwriting in the photo, it seemed like a part of her was embedded into the faded, yellowed paper. The artefact felt like an extension of her. In a world where we type more than write, I wondered how I could embed a facsimile of that physical connection into my work on Mapalong. I wondered if, in a hundred years time, the data people create now could have the same resonance that hand written letters do, today.
06 Jan 2012