The digital afterlife
In a world where technology opens many doors, this series looks at how subjects in the analog world have become ensnared by the digital reigns put upon us in our everyday lives. While people flock to iPads, TiVo and Facebook, the world around them is left empty, even in urban or semiurban areas, where only signs of humanity remain. Shopper carts are abandoned in favor of Amazon.com, wheelchairs are vacated as people “visit” places by looking at Google Images from the comfort of their sofas or stuffed animals left alone as people find support communities online. The only people we can see in this digital world are either in it or in spite of it but in no case are truly part of it, as they struggle to find their place.
Text by KS.