Everest Pipkin is a drawing and language artist from Bee Caves, Texas, whose work follows landscape as complicated by the advent of digital space. They produce printed material as books, chapbooks, and zines, as well as digital work in software, bots, and games. They also make drawings by hand, on paper.

Pipkin holds a BFA from University of Texas at Austin, are a MFA candidate at Carnegie Mellon University, and have shown nationally and internationally at The Design Museum of London, The Texas Biennial, XXI Triennale of Milan, The Victoria & Albert Museum, and others.
Fragment Ecology in Online Space

Although internet culture relies on the practice of content discovery, these found moments are rarely ‘non-human’ or ‘from the wild’. Rather, these fragments (whether they are videos, screenshots, photographs, or forum posts) are built by individuals, and later gathered, adapted, and redistributed by others. Digital space is heavily authored.

Hinging on the idea that the internet functions not unlike a physical landscape (in which the individual moves by browsing, searching, surfing, and digging), this talk proposes an ecology of online space. It offers examples of discovered fragments, and posits ways to find and use this content without causing harm. Finally, it refuses the death of a shared digital commons, arguing that public space- online or otherwise- is a basic human right.