Art in the
Age of the
Networks and Circulation

The internet has radically changed how images and information circulate. The global communications networks and related technologies that constitute it have dramatically increased our collective output of data into a growing mass of information that we produce, circulate, and consume online at an accelerated pace. The prevalence and portability of cameras—in devices ranging from smart phones to police body cams—along with the increased presence of screens in public and private settings have enabled, perhaps even caused us to share, and be shared with, as never before. Artists working with networked images and videos—those that are repeatedly uploaded, downloaded, shared, reformatted, and reedited—mobilize a range of artistic strategies. Together the works presented in this section reflect on the widespread social and political impact of our previously unimaginable level of access and interconnectivity.