We are all linked through systems of networks. Mobile technologies have become increasingly widespread, allowing us to be connected to each other almost constantly. The internet has given artists and designers new platforms for production, interrogation and dissemination.

This networked world has provided the basis and tools for works of art and design that are multi-sited and global. Networks are saturated with the traces of our lives: messages we send, blog entries we post, borders we cross. Artists and designers are drawing on these traces of human presence, and using the ‘memory’ as the basis of new works. Translating our digital tracks into readable and understandable visualisations, they tease out the threads of our digitised activity.