Jen Southern - Hopeful Monster
Hopeful Monster is a series of four installations by artist Jen Southern that were developed through experiments in a combination of digital art practice, the sociology of mobiities and speculative software design. The work explores the capacity for Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to link people spatially, socially and imaginatively, and was produced through collective and creative experiementation with artist-designed mobile phone apps Comob Net and Space Metronome.
Hopeful Monster has been developed through an art practice-led Phd in Sociology, and was funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council, with additional support from mobilities.lab Lancaster, Sound and Music, and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, and through residencies at Pervasive Media Stusio, ISIS Arts and Mobile Media Lab, Montreal.
Jen Southern, Polyrhythmia, 2013