Digital Entropy(About this image)
The line between our physical lives and online identities is blurring. Are our legitimate digital identities overlapping with our idealized personas or avatars? Or is the structure of information that makes us unique, decaying like bad pixels in an image? Rogue data obscures once verified information about ourselves, our identities violated by fragments of flawed information in search results. Foreign clusters of bytes, aggregated by an algorithm and deemed relevant and related by a machine.
Who are we when this obfuscation of our digital selves encroaches on our physical presence? Surveillance, facial recognition and tracking occur daily. Does the act of buying vegetables at a market also suffer the same level of signal decay as our online lives. Where does the corruption of identity between our connected and physical lives end? Are our personalities being subverted by the “bit rot” of a machine?