Conor McGarrigle

Conor McGarrigle is a Dublin based new media artist and researcher working at the intersection of digital networks and real space. His work is concerned with the the integration of digital technologies into the everyday and the spatial implications of location aware mobile devices. His work involves urban interventions mediated through digital technologies such as smartphones and GPS and projects have involved, mapping, iPhone apps, augmented reality and guerilla video projection. Recent works include; WalkSpace:Beirut-Venice (2011), NAMAland (2010), WalkSpace (2010) and JoyceWalks (2008-). He has exhibited widely internationally most recently in the Unrealised Projects touring exhibition and in the Lebanese Pavilion at the 2011 Venice Biennale.

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#inthefuture

In an attempt to discover what futurism means today #inthefuture is a video which consults that modern day Oracle of Delphi, Twitter. Composed of a selection of a single day’s tweets tagged with the hashtag “#inthefuture” the video brings you Twitter’s futuristic predictions and observations for us to ponder. In the current context of global market collapse; government upheaval; international protests what does the future mean in our networked world.

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