Born 1984, Los Angeles, CA / Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA Guthrie Lonergan's work approaches home computing as pop culture. He questions his own excitement for the freedom of DIY culture -- specifically the democratic spirit of the Internet -- highlighting the web's most mundane personal content to create work that feels both refreshingly humble and depressingly dismal. He focuses on the preset defaults of consumer-level technology (iPhoto slideshows, YouTube videos, etc.), and how these establish a foundation of banality for home-made culture. Relying on these presets, he approaches the Internet from the most basic user's perspective. His role is half artist, half Internet surfer. Most of his work is exhibited on his website, http://TheAgeOfMammals.com
. He is also a co-founder of the Nasty Nets Internet Surfing Club.