David Aston

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David Aston’s practice is centred around anthropology and human cultural evolution. He looks at society through a diachronic lens, seeking cultural shifts which ask questions about our collective humanity and culture at a time of accelerated change. His recent research looks at digital technologies, post-internet models of engagement and Artificial Intelligence. The resulting multimedia works observe our transition into an age in which we need to attest our humanity to machines, proclaim our rights to personal data, question our legacy through acts of digital archeology, and experiment with AI futurist possibilities, predictions and gamification.