An ongoing exploration along the east coast of Ibaraki prefecture Japan.
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Japan has got a lot of active volcanoes.The internet tells me there are about 110 of them, making it one of the worlds most populated volcanic islands. Despite the obvious risk, hordes of day hikers continue to visit them, where the lure of the epic and unusual overrides their safety instinct and draws them in with at least one flask of tea and a sandwich. An example of human nature at is finest.
A little look around the place I called home for 5 years, located on the east coast of Japan between Tokyo and Fukushima. Ibaraki and its main city of Mito, a once important and influential area is now a region famous for sweet potatoes, natto and a big park. This is a place, like many others, quietly living a robot free life in the shadows of Japans futuristic facade.
Its impossible to remember everything.
Nowadays our internal hard drive is overloaded with daily information where only a fraction gets stored and replayed.
Naturally over time our once clear and vivid thoughts will end up confused and faded. The reliance on technology is helping to speed up this process by slowly dissolving the need and ability to recall.
Computers are quietly taking over as our main source of memory back up. Enabling us to store, display and edit our version of reality.
Facial recognition dates back to the 1960s. A project labeled Man machine would attempt to recognize and identify a person by extracting the coordinates of features such as the center of pupils, the inside corner of eyes, the outside corner of eyes, point of widows peak, and so on.
Fast forward to modern day and we now have systems in place that are recording and storing our facial image without the need of a cooperating test subject . Systems installed in public places can identify individuals in a crowd without their knowledge . This rapid advance in technology and surveillance in general, has caused many to question our right to privacy and the methods of obtaining information without our consent.
Was the future
Made in taiwan
Effects of modern
life which for many of us can be a daily assault on our senses. We grow
accustomed to the noises, sights and smells, becoming passive to the billboards
and de-tuned to stranger’s conversations. Sometimes it’s because of the all too
familiar; the daily rituals we all observe and repetitive tasks that our memory
simply doesn't need to preserve another record of performing. Sometimes it’s to
escape. It’s these moments of contemplation I have chosen to document : Private
thoughts in public places