I’ve come to enjoy the phenomenon of the digitally connected spectators which make up the modern museum audience. At times I want to be critical and stand on my imaginary podium to speak about this and the loss of our biological connection with our environment. But this loss is accompanied with an ease of communication with others via social networking and blogging.
Is this new digitized life so integrated that even to take photos of these digital spectators is to be a “digital spectator”?
Eva Hesse, Sans II, 1968
Ed Ruscha, Parts Per Trillion, 1987
Jim Campbell, Digital Watch, 1991