"The Algorithm Is The Mind Killer"
As we entered the 21st century, data has become the most valuable resource we can mine.
It’s a resource we are giving away freely, with every like, comment, and share. We are giving away, freely, pieces of ourselves and we don’t even know to whom.
We skim through end user license agreements as quickly as possible so we can become users, when in fact we are the product being sold.
We have not taken the time to explore the very real consequences of our blissful ignorance. These are tools and playthings to us and we engage for short-term instant gratification, in practices that have long-term and devastating effects on political structures, mental health and society.
Author: Gelman, born in Hungary and raised in Israel, relocated to New York City in 2016, where
he continued his education in photography at ICP and the Pratt Institute. Originally a biochemist, he left science to pursue art- a language that allows him to navigate between the real and surreal.
The young artist fuses photography and digital painting, using image manipulation techniques to create unique dark and whimsical imagery. His technique enables visuals, previously only in his mind, to come together through dynamic postures and dark colors. Gelman aspires to tell an entire story with a single image.