Digital Monologue

Oct 2016 - Present


 Mockup of ideal installation of piece - in storefront with text updating in real time

Mockup of ideal installation of piece - in storefront with text updating in real time


In October 2016, after becoming increasingly engaged in online conversation around the upcoming election, the state of politics, I felt frustrated by the online personas I was encountering on my computer, and the disconnect between how people were acting online, in comment sections of articles and strangers' posts, and how they acted in person. 

Wanting to test my own vulnerability to this disconnect, and to hold myself accountable for who I was on my computer, I installed a keylogger onto my computer that would track everything I typed, from google searches to emails to shortcuts to open and close windows - even things I ended up backspacing and never posted anywhere.

In addition to capturing my keystrokes, I programmed the hidden app to take a screenshot of my screen every hour and save it in a folder. 

Because the keylogging app is meant as a stealth device to be installed on an unknowing target's computer, at some point in June 2017, I lost track of the app and could no longer access it. In Feb 2018, I stumbled upon it while changing some privacy settings and was surprised to see that it had been recording my keystrokes and screenshots diligently the whole year. 

Below are some screenshots of what the app has recorded. The full text file can be found here.


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