The Other Townsend
Marley E. Townsend
The artist created both a literal and data portrait of a “theoretical sibling” by manually tracking her family’s moods, sleeping patterns, texting habits, genetics, and browsing history over seven days. The project is meant to critique irresponsible corporate practices in collecting and distributing personal and biological data.
Douglas Goodwin is an interdisciplinary artist working in technology, artificial intelligence, and language systems. He makes videos, writings, performances, and machines that comment on media fidelity, convenience, and human desire. Notable works include “Kerouac Machine,” a Teletype that delivers occasional communications from Jack Kerouac and “Nonsense nor Sensibility,” a new novel by Jane Austen. Goodwin also works in film and video, notably a dreamy remix of the 1968 film “Bullitt” titled “Artifact #1 (Ford vs. Chevy)” and the “Lossless” series with Rebecca Baron. Lately, he has been collecting interviews on labor issues surrounding the production of color. See https://cairn.com/ for more.
Banner image: Michael D. Beckwith, The Leeds Library