[NetBehaviour] Children of Prometheus: Interview with artist Joana Moll.

marc.garrett marc.garrett at protonmail.com
Wed Nov 27 12:55:24 CET 2019

Children of Prometheus: Interview with artist Joana Moll.

Marc Garrett, curator of the current incarnation of the Children of Prometheus exhibition at the NeMe gallery, in Cyprus, interviews artist Joana Moll about the artwork, The Virtual Watchers, developed in collaboration with french anthropologist Cédric Parizot.

This project began in 2010, and looks critically at an online platform group, consisting of 203,633 volunteers surveilling the US-Mexico border, through a social media platform, such as Facebook. The community of The Virtual Watchers existed well before, and briefly, during, President Donald Trump’s signature promise in 2016 to build a wall at the US southern border, to stop more migrants crossing over onto US soil.

The project also touches on a wider online culture of attacks by bots and trolls from clandestine right-wing groups. The interview also explores Joana Moll’s interpretation of the Children of Prometheus exhibition, and briefly discusses other projects such as CO2GLE, which is an attempt to visualize how much carbon dioxide the company is emitting per second.


Marc Garrett

Co-Founder, Co-Director, main editor for Furtherfield. Art, technology & social change, since 1996 http://www.furtherfield.org

Furtherfield Gallery & Commons in the park. Finsbury Park, London N4 2NQ http://www.furtherfield.org/gallery

Just finished PhD at Birkbeck University, London. Title -- 'Furthefield: Twenty years of Art, Technology & Social Change.

Recent publications:

Artists Re:thinking the Blockchain. Eds, Ruth Catlow, Marc Garrett, Nathan Jones, & Sam Skinner. Liverpool Press - http://bit.ly/2x8XlMK

State Machines: Reflections & Actions at the Edge of Digital Citizenship, Finance, & Art. Edited by Yiannis Colakides, Marc Garrett, Inte Gloerich. Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam 2019 http://bit.do/eQgg3

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