Life needs internet

‘Life needs internet’ by Jeroen van Loon is an amazing project about documenting the digital culture through handwritten letters. In eight steps this video-installation shows the complete evolution of our global digitalization and it’s impact on different cultures. The project let arise the question: Does life need internet? In 2010 Jeroen van Loon started his research by traveling to areas representing the extreme opposites of our possibility to access 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.

‘Life needs internet’ is exhibited till june 2013 in the Museum voor Communicatie in Den Hague.


 images@Jeroen van Loon

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