December 14 – 31 2000
As we spend more time on computers, we increasingly give out personal information on-line, whether in the form of credit card numbers, responses to marketing surveys, or conversation in chat rooms. To what extent do we consider who sees this information, how secure it is, or how it is being used? Do we see the computer as a person or an object, and how does this affect our ability to trust? By subverting formats we have become used to - questionnaires, diaries, and information websites-the artists in Trust Me make us reconsider how we behave in on-line space. If the computer becomes our “confidante,” how much will we reveal and what kind of intimacy does this create?