Digital Worlds
May 2017

We live, increasingly, in a digital world. This now utterly banal observation may have seemed like science fiction a quarter century ago. Where will we be in another quarter century? It seems like as good a moment as any to take an ethnographic look at the present moment, poised between the real and virtual, on the edge of the Singularity. Here are the detritus of simulated lives and endless digital reproduction: dystopian advertising models, electronic identities, inescapable interconnectivity, enslaving conveniences, and entire collapsed utopian online societies. And yet, the digital world also offers many solutions: egalitarian avenues of communication, artificial intelligence, and pure information, wherever and however we need it. We neither desire nor are able to disconnect, to go back, so digital self-reflection may be essential to finding our collective (interconnected) way forward.

Descent
Descent
Peter Burr
Mark Fingerhut
Forma
OS Love
OS Love
Luc Gut
Utopia 1.0
Utopia 1.0
Annie Berman
Digital Native
Digital Native
Mahboobeh Mohammadzaki
A Place I've Never Been
A Place I've Never Been
Adrian Flury
Blind
Blind
Sampiero Medori
Digital Physics
Digital Physics
Jonathan Khanlian
Immunecraft
Immunecraft
Eric Schockmel
Megan MacLeod
The King's Pawn
The King's Pawn
Jonah Bleicher
Feedback
Feedback
Heidi Stokes
Simulados
Simulados
Guillermo Marin
Fernando Cucchietti
Shishette
Shishette
Scandar Copti
archipelago.ch: Fumiya Island
archipelago.ch: Fumiya Island
Adrianne Wortzel
Data Dance
Data Dance
Sara Krugman
Zubin Pastakia
The Invention of the Desert
The Invention of the Desert
Thibault Le Texier
Robota
Robota
David Braun
Victor Sala
Rhizome
Rhizome
Boris Labbé
Cloud
Cloud
Anne Milne
James Zhao
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