Sebastian Schmieg (1983, Germany) examines the ways networked technologies shape online and offline realities. In a society increasingly permeated by the Internet, Schmieg traces new hybrid structures that blur the boundaries between human and software, individual and crowd, labour and leisure. In particular, his practice reflects on humans as software extensions and on machine vision as global infrastructure. At the centre of Schmieg's works are playful interventions into found systems that explore hidden - and often absurd - aspects behind the glossy interfaces of our networked society. Schmieg works in a wide range of media such as video, website, installation, artist book, custom software and lecture performance.
Schmieg's works have been shown at, among others, The Photographers' Gallery London, Rhizome New York, Transmediale Berlin, NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, Panke Gallery Berlin, Drugo More Rijeka.