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On Friday Rob and I biked downtown to see Art in the Age of the Internet at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. It was a beautiful evening, though a little chilly out on the water. The exhibit was, of course, amazing.

 

Ferguson display

Really powerful exhibit of tv screens playing riots, protests, and news from Black Lives Matter.

Computer exhibit

This exhibit was amazing, it was an interactive story that you clicked through. I used to build stuff like this all the time in the early days of the web, it was so inspiring – I want to get back into doing little web experiments like that!

Broken up US Flag

A US flag recorded from a sports intro, which was then printed on flag material.

Oblisk exhibit printing a long piece of paper

There was a room called State of Surveillance where you are being recorded while within the room. It was maybe the most powerful room in the whole exhibit. This artwork slowly prints out an encrypted version of all the websites banned in China.

Viewing the artwork

I had an amazing time but it was freezing inside the exhibit!

If you live anywhere near Boston you MUST see this exhibit before it closes in May. Especially if you love all things Internet and have been around on it for years and years. It was such a good experience – I wish they would have something like this all the time!

COMMENTS: 1
  1. April 16, 2018 by Tara Reply

    I would love to see an exhibition like this one! Like you, I’ve been on the Internet for years, so this exhibition is definitely up my street! Too bad Boston is too far away from me! But I’ll definitely look into something similar if my home :3

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