The Internet transforms us. We become data.
Made out of pixels and code.
WE ARE ALL CONNECTED BY THE INTERNET, LIKE NEURONS IN A GIANT BRAIN.
"The early citizens of the net (or netizens) took their netizenship serious, and built home-pages about themselves and subjects they were experts in."
Anon, Violence Graphique
These pioneers found their brave new world at Geocities, a free web-hosting provider that was modelled after a city and where you could get a free "piece of land" to build your digital home in a certain neighbourhood based on the subject of your homepage [...]
From the moment you’re
given a keypad, you start a trail of your digital
"We know the citizens of the Internet live in a place where the rules and structures are not set up yet, where a struggle for power is already happening."
A person’s digital footprint can begin as soon as any piece of content is shared or published about them on the web. It can begin the first time you sign up for an email, a social network account, or the first time you use a browser to explore the web. [...]
Apollo 17, 1972
Photo by: Petter Garritano
“Wired people should know something about wires.”
- Neal Stephenson
Jeroen Van Loon, 2016
Photo by: Gert-Jan van Rooij
Today’s internet consists of glass fibre cables that stretch across the ocean floor, connecting continents and thereby creating a worldwide network. These cables ensure that, wherever you are, you will always have access to the same data.
Data, whose main value is that they are saved and stored.
Developed at the Bell laboratories in Baltimore in 1971
The stakes for the future of the web are high.
"How we feel about a technology today greatly determines how we will behave towards a new technology tomorrow. One day the Internet will become outdated and it will be replaced by a new medium.
New technology is often met with the same shortsighted critique of society’s technophobes and technophiles. In order to understand the new, we need to understand the present." - JVL
"Life needs Internet" Jeroen van Loon, 2014
"journey to digital literacy " Gwendolyne Rottger, 2017
Exploring our relationship to online information and the consequences of interacting with it.
"Bits of Writing" Kirsten Spruit, 2017
Digital data exists on an infinitesimal scale.
Like any language, its physicality is determined by the vessels used for storage or transmission. In order for us to work with it, data must be decoded from binary values of ones and zeros back into the realm of human perception.
"Wifi Tapestry" Richard Vijgen, 2017
Streams of data transmitted through space appear as visual traces from an invisible dimension that gradually forms and dissolves.
Internet trolls have a manifesto of sorts, which states they are doing it for the "lulz," or laughs.
What trolls do for the lulz ranges from clever pranks to harassment to violent threats. There's also doxxing--publishing personal data, such as Social Security numbers and bank accounts--and swatting, calling in an emergency to a victim's house so the SWAT team busts in.
Technology wasn't invented by humans. Rather the other way around.
"We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace. May it be more humane and fair than the world your governments have made before."
John Perry Barlow, 1996
Are we facing a scarcity of
"Infinite citizenship"Guidetta Veldrame, 2014
Citizenship, offers access to a variety of resources, such as public welfare and aids; rights, such as voting, safety, mobility; but implies duties as well, such as taxation and conscription; and legacies, as for example a public debt [...]
The Antarctic Treaty, which unites over 50 nations, has decreed Antarctica a continent dedicated to scientific research with common pacific aims: to protect the environment and to encourage international cooperation.
Antarctica embodies utopia: a continent whose extreme climate imposes mutual aid and solidarity, freedom of research, of sharing, and collaboration for the good of the planet. It is a place where the immaculate whiteness contains all the wishes of humanity, to spread a message of hope for future generations.
Studio Orta, 2007
Studio Orta, 2008
“This is historical to be the first robot in the world to be recognized with a citizenship.”
Founded: August 30, 2003
Government Type: Direct Citizen Representation
Head of State: Non-president Robert Jelinek
Territories: Area I (4 provinces): 787.910 m2
Area II (Rented/owned in 91 countries): 16.992.810,27 m2
Population since 30.8.2003: 13.900 citizens
Continental ethnic groups [%]: 22% European, 72% African, 3% Asian,
2% North American, 1% Australian
Diplomatic languages: German, English,french
National day: August 30
National dish: Soup of Sabotage
Anthem: Sabotage (17 versions)
International disputes: USA (2005)
The web ecology runs on quantity.
Quantity is what drove the vast data leaks of Julian Assange, Aaron Swartz, Chelsea Manning, and Edward Snowden, leaks so absurdly large they could never be read in their entirety, only parsed, leaks so frighteningly huge they were derided by the mainstream media as “information vandalism,” a critique that mistook the leak’s form for function -- or malfunction -- as if to say the gesture of liberating information is as important as what’s actually being moved [...]
A future where citizenship is flexible, temporary and transferable.
“Today, people move around the world more than ever,” says Vulpi. “Our citizenship defines our status and rights in a foreign country, but it often can bring struggles and limitations in exercising the universal rights we all are entitled to.”
"Flat people" Marie Caye, 2016
"When several Flat People merge, perfect digital humans are created."
1 - an inhabitant of a city or town; especially : one entitled to the rights and privileges of a freeman
2 a: a member of a state
b: a native or naturalized person who owes allegiance to a government and is entitled to protection from it She was an American citizen but lived most of her life abroad.
3 - a civilian as distinguished from a specialized servant of the state Soldiers were sent to protect the citizens.
Dandan Zhang, 2010
A digital citizen refers to a person utilizing information technology (IT) in order to engage in society, politics, and government. Karen Mossberger, define digital citizens as "those who use the Internet regularly and effectively".
Member of online society connected by the Internet. ‘Real’ and virtual mesh and create a hybrid characterized by code and data flow.
ARE WE HUMAN?
Beatriz Colomina + Mark Wigley, 2016
Exploring the virtual landscape of webpages.
"The Design of Dissent"Mirko Ilic, 2011
The New Yorker
Published on July 5, 1993
"avtavr" Joan Heemskerk + Dirk Paesmans , 2003
Was this poem written by
a human or a
Antonio Gonzales Paucar, 2011
jus sanguinis - the principle of blood
jus solis - defines citizens as those born within the country
jus internetis - internet connected
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“The only hope we have is the internet. We must strive to keep it free."
L Neil Smith