In January 2013, a security flaw was uncovered which allowed the live webcam feeds from selected TRENDnet brand equipment to be viewed online without a password. Although the manufacturer acted swiftly to rectify the problem through a firmware update, 18 months on many unprotected feeds remain. The following series of images consists of screenshots from some of these feeds. The aim in archiving and displaying these images is to highlight the relationship between digital infrastructure and vulnerability.
Graduating in 2014 with a BA(Hons) Photography from Manchester School of Art, I have now relocated to Glasgow to start my Masters studies at Glasgow School of Art. With a specific interest in digital imagery and how we interact with it, I enlist an interdisciplinary approach in my practice which seeks to re-examine issues such as sexuality and materiality within a modern context.
The digital image as an original art object. Published March 12, 2014