Matthew Plummer-Fernandez takes advantage of the rapid digitisation of our surroundings and the creative possibilities that are a result of greater access to 3D printing technologies.
In this suddenly free-world, issues of patenting, censorship and copyrighting are beginning to be explored and implemented. Plummer-Fernandez’s work highlights the damage that patenting the digitised object can cause on the open web through numerous routes, for example creating an encryption strategy that glitches 3-D programs when downloaded to disguise them (an idea born from his own glitching practice).
Matthew Plummer-Fernandez studied Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering at Kings College London and Design Products at the Royal College of Art. Currently he is studying at Goldsmiths, University of London for his PhD.