The Art of Cybersecurity, 2019

© Brendan Dawes

The Art of Cybersecurity, commissioned by McMillan for Trend Micro, is presented as a single-channel video. The work essentially points to how creativity can evolve and flourish in a well-protected network.

Dawes used an algorithm to create forms for data from various industries, namely the media, banking, government, technology, and retail, giving each a distinctive mesh. Each obelisk is related to a threat metric derived from the data. The flow patterns of the creativity strands are influenced by both metrics in the data and the space carved from the form itself. The aesthetic movement of the threat data and creativity resembles an organic cell surviving threats and flourishing in a safeguarded milieu.

Depicting a growth of creativity in a protected environment, the video invites the viewer to reflect on the significance of security-conscious data usage in a digitally connected city.

Shown at Seasons of Media Arts – City of Participative Visions (2019).

Time: 08.08.2019 – 15.09.2019

Location: Video art in trams

Seasons of media arts 2019

Seasons of Media Arts 2019 – City of Participative Visions

08. August 2019 — 15. September 2019