From NPR‘s All Tech Considered blog:
When you think of tech art, you probably imagine digital computer graphics, but that’s only one side of the picture. There’s a growing genre of artists who use the high-tech, online world as inspiration for old-fashioned artwork.
Moberly is an artist in London. She’s saved every text message she’s ever received since 1999. She thinks of them as artifacts. She says these everday messages offer a glimpse into the social/political developments of our time, the way Victorian cross-stitch samplers are a peek into the 19th-century. But, whereas, Victorian cross-stitch samplers encouraged good morals and manners, Moberly’s upcoming exhibit is about sex, drugs and rock and roll.