ID_HDYD+PGDries Depoorter
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Dries Depoorter (BE)

How to find love in a browser history

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What’s important when choosing a mate? Personality and looks, for sure, but how about how they spend their time on the internet?

Join Dries’ workshop to find out who you are interested in based on one key piece of information — a person’s browser history.

The work of media artist and digital creative Dries Depoorter focuses on Internet’s place within society and the impact it has on the fields of privacy, identity – both online and off – and surveillance. One example of this is Seattle Crime Cams, a video installation in which real-time surveillance is combined with the sound of live police radio. Based on his work, he also gives lectures on privacy and surveillance.

Depoorter studied electronics for six years before making the switch to media arts at the KASK School of Arts Ghent, where he graduated in 2015. His interactive media installations have been presented to an international audience at Amsterdam’s Flemish Art Centre De Brakke Grond, IDFA DocLab, Dutch Design Week and van Abbe Museum. Currently he lives in Amsterdam where he is supported by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst for a one-year residency.