Roberts’ colourful glitchy sculpture, Copy Bomb, is a form of ‘PirateBox’ – an open, unregulated network – through which visitors may access and use open archives from a selection of organisations the artist has worked with, alongside digital collections of his own work. The piece raises questions about how open we can be within regulated online environments, and emphasises the unexpected outcomes that may come of people freely sharing and accessing data.
Offline interactive networked sculpture. PirateBox, offline network, MDF, paint
Thinking Out Loud
July 2016 - March 2017 at the Open Data Institute
Antonio Roberts is a New Media artist and Curator based in Birmingham, UK. His artwork uses glitch art, hacking and technology-driven processes to explore issues surrounding open source software, free culture and collaborative practices. www.hellocatfood.com