ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Carlin Brown





As a young girl, I frequently posted in chatrooms, message boards, and online journals, putting my intimate thoughts out there for the entire world. I felt like a small speck on a vast platform, lost among the other millions of posts. I shared a version of myself that I created, mediating and manipulating my own identity. I hid behind my online profiles, usernames, and avatars, and yet still kept intimate e-diaries which told the story of my adolescence in a very sincere way.

About the project

For “Bedroom Diaries,” text excerpts pulled from my personal online journals (dating from as early as 2001) are superimposed over carefully posed webcam images, revealing a private version of myself; one only visible through the computer?s eye. By sharing these images, I am exploring the naive adolescent’s unfiltered engagement with the Internet as both an obscure platform for personal and seemingly private archiving, and a very public outlet for limitless sharing.

How do you exist online?

"I am a webcam image, a Skype video, and a self-portrait taken at arm’s length. I am shared, reposted, and reblogged. I am a digital girl made up of pixels, downloadable to your desktop screen.”

See more of Carlin’s work HERE

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Carlin Brown

As a young girl, I frequently posted in chatrooms, message boards, and online journals, putting my intimate thoughts out there for the entire world. I felt like a small speck on a vast platform, lost among the other millions of posts. I shared a version of myself that I created, mediating and manipulating my own identity. I hid behind my online profiles, usernames, and avatars, and yet still kept intimate e-diaries which told the story of my adolescence in a very sincere way.

About the project

For “Bedroom Diaries,” text excerpts pulled from my personal online journals (dating from as early as 2001) are superimposed over carefully posed webcam images, revealing a private version of myself; one only visible through the computer?s eye. By sharing these images, I am exploring the naive adolescent’s unfiltered engagement with the Internet as both an obscure platform for personal and seemingly private archiving, and a very public outlet for limitless sharing.

How do you exist online?

"I am a webcam image, a Skype video, and a self-portrait taken at arm’s length. I am shared, reposted, and reblogged. I am a digital girl made up of pixels, downloadable to your desktop screen.”

See more of Carlin’s work HERE

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mommy needs her self-care time or her pores will get clogged from putting on her brave face every day.”

"found the perfect stand."

I am a working musician and a business bitch, or at least that is how I present myself online. I have trouble showing real vulnerability online and irl, so I instead present “entertaining” vulnerability, editing my unglamorous moments to make them fun for people to witness. I invite people into the private life of my public persona, creating a feeling of authenticity - something that seems ever more important in today’s internet age - without actually risking exposure of any true, soft self.

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22 years ago today, the first photo was uploaded to the web – and it was of an all-girl science rock band from CERN, signing about colliders, quarks, and antimatter.
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22 years ago today, the first photo was uploaded to the web – and it was of an all-girl science rock band from CERN, signing about colliders, quarks, and antimatter.

Oh, and they were actually really, really good.

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