data_shadow. The trackable data that a person creates by using technologies such as credit cards, cell phones, and the Internet.
In LAB data_shadow during install, Underbelly Arts, Cockatoo Island, 2011.Video Credit Brad Miller.
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data_shadow at Underbelly Arts Festival, Cockatoo Island 2011.Photo credit P.J. Bateman
These images can take on a particular and slightly voyeuristic significance. For others, I imagine, it is the generic face anyone. We recognise these compositions, these tableaux vivants, these experiences – the urban middle class individual’s photographs of leisure and tourism. All that distinguishes this collection from the endless expanse of similar imagery is their artist. The vector of all these moments is the artist own existence, “which they affirm and erase simultaneously. We are seeing his life through the eyes of an invisible protagonist. Or are we seeing his life flash before his eyes? Is this how it will be at the moment of death? The ordinariness of our existence spread before us. The objects, people and places that have made up our lives flowing, like data, away from the organising principle of our own subjectivity.” 
 The coiner of data shadow was Alan Westin, who first used the term in his 1967 book, Privacy and Freedom. http://www.wordspy.com/words/datashadow.asp
data_shadow at Underbelly Arts Festival, Cockatoo Island 2011.Photo credit P.J.. Bateman
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Email : brad.miller[at]unsw.edu.au
Brad Miller is an Artist and Design Academic at University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts, he lives and works in Sydney. He has typically manipulated found images and sound to create single channel video and interactive works exploring memory and associations. With his most recent exhibition augment_me at Artspace in 2009, he worked with personal photographic memories, using synchronized projections in a large-scale installation using multi-channel sound which responded to a machine-vision tracking system. The installation is highly adaptive and portable, with the capability to support changes to its content (photographs, video and sounds) in relation to its’ physical location. Miller was a research room resident (Oct-Dec 2010) at Critical Path, where he investigated machine-vision and choreographed bodies. He presented a working model of augment_me during SEAM2010 and participated in the SEAM laboratory – choreographing in a mediated environment led by Christian Zeigler. In early 2011, he was attached researcher to Chunky Move with Gideon Orbanzek and Reuben Margolis, further exploring the human body as data interface. A new work entitled data_shadow will be developed on Cockatoo Island as part of the Underbelly Arts in July while during September Miller will be working in Shanghai with the multi-disciplinary Design Studio/LAB Rare Earth using augment_me as an experimental research platform and he has also been invited to present a paper at this years ISEA Istanbul. In October he will be in-residence at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris.
Artist: Brad Miller
Additional Photography: P.J Bateman
Technical Director: Richard Manner
Producer of augment_me was Kate Richards
Develop during Underbelly Arts Lab 2011
data_shadow at Underbelly Arts Festival, Cockatoo Island 2011.Photo credit P.j. Bateman