'I Know What You Did Last Summer' is a Cautionary Art Project

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Dec 17, 2014
References: vimeo & gizmag
For his latest project, cleverly titled 'I Know What You Did Last Summer,' artist Jaap de Maat comments on the lifespan of digital content.

The project, which was developed for Maat's final year studying his Master of Arts in Information Experience Design, is compromised of a filing cabinet that follows people around (much like the skeletons in our closet).

We can easily share things online, but deleting them once they're there is near impossible. Maat's project reminds and encourages us to be conscientious about what information we make public and readily available through the digital medium. Over time, information that may have been innocuous can be manipulated or stripped of its context, making it dangerous or threatening to our online identity.