An art project about the impact and the rise of digital technology on different cultures today.
The project was initiated in 2010 when digital media artist Jeroen van Loon started his research by traveling to areas representing the extreme opposites of our possibility to access to internet. Varying from a village in West Papua, where nobody had heard of the concept internet to the bustling metropolis of Singapore, where internet controls society. Here and everything in between he interviewed people he met on his travels.
He asked each person to hand write a letter describing the influence of access to internet on his or her daily life. By looking at our digital world through the traditional technique of handwritten letters, we discover original and personal stories which portray our global digitalization.
Is Internet, really, “culture”? Isn’t that term a bit too big? I’m just making random questions, but no matter how much I love the Internet, I don’t know if it automatically is equivalent to “culture”.