A scrapbook of ongoing work and ideas by Daniel Carey - artist and designer working in London and Newcastle upon Tyne. Contact me at danielpaulcarey [at] gmail [dot] com. www.danielcarey.co.uk
"To become completely lost is perhaps a rather rare experience for most people in the modern city. We are supported by the presence of others and by special way-finding devices: maps, street markers, route signs, bus placards. But let the mishap of disorientation once occur, and the sense of anxiety and even terror that accompanies it tweaks to us how closely it is linked to our sense of balance and well-being."
"In this status-update culture, “we don’t really live experiences, we live to report them. We’re editing ourselves rather than actually being ourselves.” This alienates you not only from yourself but, ultimately, from those around you. “Rather than having a genuine encounter, your friends become your audience, and you are someone else’s audience. The exchange is thwarted in both directions."
The Guardian, 18th August 2010