Trained first as a scientist, nascent artist Chris Baker creates work that explores the complex relationship
between society and its technologies.
Says Chris, "I am energized by the diversity of human
expression that continuously activates our vast communication networks.
I am awed by the scale and varied histories of the built environment
and urban infrastructure. As technologists make daily promises to
improve our lives by uniting these physical and digital worlds, I
attempt to make work that examines the practical implications of our
increasingly networked lifestyles."
To wit, 'MyMap' is a visualization of his social network formed from 60,000 archived emails; a relational map and alternative self portrait that "reveals the innumerable relationships between me, my schoolmates, work-mates, friends and family; the intensity of the relationship is determined by the intensity of the line."
Fell free to Fwd this link to your entire social network.