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THE TED TALK, the Meetup, the tech convention, the encrypted network: Alongside the emergence of new technology in the public sphere, we find the proliferation of novel spaces and cultures that facilitate that technology’s production and distribution. In recent years, these nebulous, venture-capital-saturated zones have been the focus of Simon Denny’s art. Such an emphasis marks a shift from the New Zealand–born artist’s earlier work, which tended to zero in on changes in technology itself, as in his early exhibitions that reflected on the evolution of television and video. Denny’s new, more anthropological direction was most clearly evident in his 2012 exhibition “All You Need is Data—The DLD 2012 Conference REDUX” at the Kunstverein Munich, for which the artist highlighted the eponymous annual media conference held in the city. Begun in 2005, DLD (Digital-Life-Design) styles itself

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