lubar – CriticalInterface

4. The interface collects traces: traces and remains of all agents/agencies which converge in it.

"Keep sending the same portrait if someone asks for it. You will never look older and, at some point, nobody will recognize you in real life. (1+cR)"

"Block the GPS of your phone. If you need to find a place, ask someone. Things will happen. (1-cH)"

"Use a notebook to write down your bookmarks, your contacts, your searches. (1+cA)"

I find this one particularly interesting because upon first reading it, I found the idea of collecting traces as something poetic and beautiful, a record of existence on an interface, a gathering of data for the self. However upon reading the propositions, I found that the lean of the traces was towards that of surveillance, the idea of someone else watching you, gathering data about you. The propositions offer ways to hide from the interface, and to leave as few traces as possible. They parallel acts of exchange with someone trusted and someone entirely unknown, placing them on the same level of action, and encourage the act of deliberately donating or presenting all personal data in unconventional ways, to point to the fact, that it's already out there, and not private.