Hello From The Other Side: Rebuilding the Internet Project

Kimberly Carbajo
Feb 25, 2016 · 3 min read
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Artist Statement

The internet has become, especially for my generation, such an inherent fixture in the way we communicate and receive information; it is an endless stream of knowledge and yet for many it’s inner workings remain an intangible mystery. How does the internet work? where does it live? who lives there? and what is it for? were the questions to be dealt with at the beginning of this project and I knew I wanted to create something physical that would represent the visual metaphor for what I believe the internet is. Throughout our class discussions the idea of meshing biology and technology have made me think about my own existence. It’s no longer far-fetched to assume that human life and technology will one day permanently converge, it’s even arguable that its already happened. In reading David Weinberger’s online text “Small Pieces Loosely Joined” an online theory of the internet, one distinct passage stuck out to me in his preface:

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“Hello From The Other Side” written & in Binary

At its core I believe that humans are intrinsic to the creation and future of the internet, just as the internet along with technology hold the potential to become indistinguishable from us.

To view the complete gallery for this project visit HERE

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