In an increasingly digital world where people are constantly moving their activities into the virtual domain, it’s easy to forget the places digital culture hasn’t touched. Italian artist Filippo Minelli presents an interesting visual discussion about the uneven distribution of digital content and culture in his Contradictions series.
Source: The Digital Culture Snub
The aim of the project is to point out the gap between the reality we live in and the ephemeral world of technologies.
Writing the names of anything connected with 2.0 experiences in the slums of the third world as to underline the idealization connected with these experiences, which provokes a small-but-important detach of the perception of reality.
2.0 technologies and the marketing behind them are characterized by a religious veneration, as also said by Leander Kaheny in his “Cult of Mac” book. Users are pushed to live with increasing abstraction from reality, living technologies only as an idea and sometimes without even knowing their real functions.