Perception of Space and the Self

A permant aspect of the project is to build up an archive with pictures of peoples's (real) rooms, representing their individual entry point to the space of Internet or what they might associate with it.

While using electronic networks you'll develop nearly inevitably a spatial idea of it in order to find your way through it. At least one reason for the use of a spatial metapher is the state of software. Today, you have to move sort of physically through the net, from one server to the next. You must know the place where to find the informations you are looking for. Intelligent agents which might save these ways do not exist as elaborated products. Places, movement, travelling, navigating: a spatial concept seems to be the easiest way to understand the structure of such a network. But each user's entry point is nevertheless the real space, the life-world.

The Archive is here.