Sunday August 20, 2017
We're so connected we're disconnected
This segment first aired in November 2015.
Artist, anthropologist and computer scientist Jonathan Harris' latest project (along with Gregory Hochmuth) is the Network Effect, an exploration of the psychological effect of internet use on humanity.
"In some way the internet is like this beautiful dance we're all addicted to watching." - Jonathan Harris
With millions of data points, the project imitates the experience of browsing the web in order to get a snapshot of interconnected humanity. And what it finds is that we seem more disconnected than ever. Network Effect is a powerful critique of the limitations of constant immersion online, and a reminder of the time and space we need in this digital age.
You can also check out Jonathan's previous project We Feel Fine.