“21st Century Ghost”

School for Poetic Computation Final Showcase, Spring 2019

A domestic altar cast from the projected sculptural forms of a Facebook profile, made in response to the issues surrounding user data privacy and protection in the event of death. Three ritual teacups sit on a concrete platform, each representing a gestural offering to a virtual body frozen in digital space owned by big tech.

Rice, incense, concrete, piezo sensors, android tablet, raspberry pi, arduino, flowers. Image by Filip Wolak

“This is an altar to offer my virtual body anything it might want in the afterlife. Please place a stick of incense in the corresponding cup to make your offering.”