Stephen Haley: World Standard

MARS Gallery, Melbourne, Jun 30 – Jul 30 2016.

“There are two fundamental movements that define our age – immense tectonic forces, they rattle the world and all aspect of being – rapid global urbanization and the dawn of the digital era.

In 1900 only 10% of the world’s population lived in cities. By 1990 that had reached 50% and it is estimated that by 2025 this will rise to 75%.[1] This is an unprecedented situation whose environmental effects alone have many geologists proposing that the Holocene Era is over and the Anthropocene – where human activity is the single greatest determiner of planet’s physical condition – has begun. The concurrent birth of the Digital Age contributes to this condition and is similarly without precedent. In the last few decades, computing has radically reworked almost every aspect of human behaviour and has become so embedded in our everyday, analogue world that Google is practically a second memory and we are all, to varying extents, unpaid office workers…” *

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documentor: kerry leonard  camera: lx100

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