Left: James Hepburn
At It, 2003
Computer Generated Image
implications of this. Perhaps we need to remind ourselves how much is signified by the simple binary graphic of the progress bar, and more importantly, what will be signified by its absence. The piece for Radioactive aims to draw attention to the insidious way technology permanently alters our consciousness, and attempts to document the ephemeral events involved by creating a sense of loss that progress often deprives us of.
With the exponential increases in processor power and data transfer speed perhaps, along with the desktop computer, the all too familiar progress bar will become extinct. Machines in the future will have fewer moving parts, we will not know when they are working and they may not even be visible to the naked eye. With this in mind, I wanted to make a piece of work that forces us to consider the