Eriko Matsumura

Peep is a playful idea that allows us to see life from a computer’s perspective. The torch device enables us to peep into the computer when it is switched off. When the torch is shone onto the screen we can catch a glimpse of the private life of our supposedly lifeless machine.

When people use computers they control them in ways that echo master-servant relationships. When they finish using them and shut them down, these over-worked data-processors become inanimate boxes. Peeping is a natural human tendency arising from curiosity. When we learn of a secret, we come to view the information as something special.