The Strange Order of Things uses the metaphor of ‘maps’ and/or ‘networks’ to investigate narrative and non-linear ideas that enable experimental approaches to the static or moving image. Exploring the relationship between contemporary art practice and theory and the mass proliferation of new technologies. It critically examines the theoretical and aesthetic debates associated with nascent digital media and their relationship with analogue visual cultures. Entangled in this dialogue is an eclectic range of artworks that challenge topics such as data politics, emotional proximity, the digital self, homogeneity, the every day and freedom of expression. Linked by an invisible thread, these artworks communicate how our minds and cultures are all parts of a shared system governed by the complex cartographies between human and machinic assemblages.