Passive Humanitarianism – Active Apathy

Reflecting on participation in the Humanitarian Open Street Map (HOTOSM) and Mapswipe projects in the crowdsourcing of geographical, spatial data from satellite imagery for humanitarian projects worldwide. I have found the task morally challenging, and have considered both projects in the context of negative possibilities and potential future use of harvested geodata. The MapSwipe app presents a […]


“Nuttella on Laminated chipboard” Really? At first I thought, ooh, I quite like the texture, it’s actually quite attractive, shiny, chocolatey, smooth, tactile. Edible chocolate Artex, with a few bites taken out. Then I started to think about how big this installation is, how much Nutella the artist must have used, wantonly slathering it from (possibly comically […]