Jaya Klara Brekke is an artist and cryptographic geographer whose work spans technology, academia, and the arts, always focusing on questions of power in emerging decentralized technologies, cryptographic techniques, and data economies. In mid-March, Brekke and her mentor at Forecast, digital policy expert Francesca Bria, met for a work-stay at The New Institute in Hamburg.
There, they finetuned Brekke’s project Dashboards for Posthuman Life, which will be unveiled at the Forecast Festival in Berlin, and presented the work in progress to The New Institute’s fellows. “What I’m hoping to achieve in the installation is to reveal some of the data flows, data economy, and data relationships that so often remain invisible to the average user,“ says Brekke. “We’re at a point where people are aware that this is going on; people understand that we live in a context of surveillance capitalism.”