I photographed artist Risa Puno's interactive art installation, Please Enable Cookies, as part of Barter Town at the Dumbo Art Festival. Andrea Denhoed of the New Yorker ran my image with her article about the art piece, "Give Yourself Away."
Risa Puno describes her Please Enable Cookies as an," ... interactive art installation for Barter Town (a project of the artist Heather Hart). I offer homemade cookies in exchange for personal identifying information (email address, fingerprints, last 4 of SSN, etc.). Digitally, cookies are what websites use to get information about users. My installation, Please Enable Cookies, is intended to highlight the way we use information as currency (whether we know it or not) to acquire things that are simply for entertainment or amusement."
Risa will bring back Please Enable Cookies on Saturday, October 25th at the Brooklyn Museum from 1pm to 5pm as part of BarterTown (Trading Post XIII: The People's Economy).
Risa Puno makes interactive sculptures and installations. She has exhibited at both national and international venues including The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Socrates Sculpture Park, El Museo Del Barrio, and The Bronx Museum of the Arts. See more of her work at RisaPuno.com.