Utopian Fax Machines – Speaking about his recent iPad paintings and video pieces, David Hockney said in an interview: "...it’s not that I’m a technophile. I’m not, I never was, but I’m not a technophobe. Any [technology] about picture making would interest me." In this talk Jenny Odell posits Hockney's relationship toward technology -- from photomontage to faxes, early computer drawings, and a car-mounted camera system inadvertently reminiscent of StreetView -- as a model for how an artist might uniquely engage new technologies without fetishizing them. Also covered: some contemporary digital artists who are doing this, recent related work of mine, and a story about a utopian fax machine.