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Traces: Portrait of a Digital Life

We use touchscreen devices all the time, but have you ever stopped to look at them more carefully?

During the summer of 2014, I tried to spend a week without using my phone or tablet.

I never actually managed to stop using my iPad completely. But when it was turned off, I soon started to notice curious traces of my fingerprints on the screen.

At first look, these traces look like abstract paintings or drawings done without a plan. But if you look at them carefully, they can actually reveal more than what they seem.

In fact, every trace is left after a logical and rational sequence of gestures: from writing an email to browsing a webpage, the finger traces left on a device’s screen follow your precise intentions and actions.

TRACES collects the results of a photographic exploration (and some thoughts) made during that week.

Size: 16,5 x 22 cm
Pages: 16
Text: English
Cover: Metallic paper
Binding: Saddle stitch
Print run: 200 copies
Unique edition: 10.2021
ISBN: 978-952-68784-3-0