Cyber-attacks have become an everyday occurrence, with several high-profile hacks targeting the private information of millions of Australians. Yet the ‘space’ of cyberspace is difficult for the public to understand. Metaphors such as ‘the cloud’ obscure the massive infrastructure, physicality and materiality of the digital systems we all rely on. Cybercrime itself, whilst often devastating for victims, often operates in extraordinarily banal ways – a text message, an email, a phone call.
This artwork develops a new visual and spatial language to understand cyber security through passwords, cyber attack data and biometrics, displayed on a large LED wall at Kambri, ANU.