Jason Salavon
[Artist, b. 1970, Indianapolis, Indiana, lives in Chicago.]

 It’s dense out there. It’s a world of massively interconnected networks, a world of traffic jams and paper trails. A world teeming with life and movement. A place of information and data. My work and the software I write for it investigates the manipulation, reorganization, and/or generation of immense data sets common to American life. 
 When you start to think about you’re one of six and a half billion individuals—what uniqueness means in that kind of context... This idea that one’s identity is defined by the choices they make, the car they drive, the clothes they buy, the kind of couch they have—as one of the many ways of representing one’s identity—is interesting to me.