Refusing to use closed-source software to make art gives power to the individual. To refuse to sink time into learning an ever changing industry-standard software is freeing.
My recent work has been research into email protocol. Email has the potential to empower us to refuse big tech companies. Email is an extremely popular method of communication that only relies on an age-old protocol. For me, and many others, it is the most used form of digital communication that doesn’t necessarily need to rely on big tech companies. To reimagine email as a digital art medium gives artists a skill that they will never lose with an update. We just need to free email!