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Sharon Daniel: Blood Sugar

Sharon Daniel (Santa Cruz, Film and Digital Media) Faculty

An interactive interface to an online audio archive of conversations recorded with current and former injection drug users. Through these recorded conversations they are empowered to represent themselves in the media and, thus, participate in shaping the public discourse around the social conditions and material circumstances they face on a daily basis. ┬áThis work of public art brings their voices into dialogue with other, legal, political and social theorists as well as medical researchers and social scientists that study addiction disorders. Blood Sugar enhances awareness of the relation between poverty, addiction, and HIV transmission, and the social and political implication of the “war on drugs.”

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