POSTDIGITAL Metafesto

Introduction

Being digital has ceased to be an advantage in any field, it is now the norm and a new question arises who are you in the digital world?

iPhone, A14 chip, 2020 in comparsion with Top 500 Supercomputers over the years. (source)
Hypnospace Outlaw (90’s internet simulator), 2019
Hikikomori — total withdrawal from society, seeking extreme degrees of social isolation. (source)
Tupac Shakur performs on stage as hologram, April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (source)

Definition

Postdigital does not mean the end of the digital world, quite the opposite. It describes a world in which the point is no longer a new technology, but a new standard for technologies such as mobile apps, social networks, cloud services, and so–called artificial intelligence. It does not aim to describe life after the digital age but rather attempts to describe the current opportunity to explore the implications of the digital and computer age. The postdigital is thus represented and indicated by the moment when computing has become a ubiquitous part of our lives.

Tron, 1982
Johnny Mnemonic, 1995

Reflection

We can still reflect on being human and focus on the soul and humanity and use technology as an art form or focus our messages on opting out of the system. The endless pursuit of escaping the technological sphere, without the possibility of rejecting it entirely. To focus on intimacy and maintain human integrity — two positions at odds with learning technology.

Johnny Mnemonic, 1995
The Lawnmower Man, 1992

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