Where You Are Makes You Who You Are

I am interested in what happens if we treat the intenet, or the web, cyberspace, as a real place. Rob Kitchin and Matin Dodge talk about code/space where digital code is integrated with physical or analogue space. A checkout in a shop for example, is useless without code and connection to the internet. The code/space has an influence on behaviour, ie no connection, no sale. We also behave differently at home, at work, in our shower or in the pub. To some extent where you are makes you who you are. I am an employee, only at work. This links into performance theories and humanistic geography and other areas. This is an interesting article about how being 'witnessed' makes us change our behaviour and our perceptions. Thus CCTV could change public behaviour.

The Internet As Place

This links to ideas by James Bridle, that we use the internet on our pc's and devices, and it inhabits 'The Cloud' and forget it is a physical thing. All our data is on a server somewhere, which means it is on a hard drive in a building owned by someone somewhere. The building will be remote from whatever location you are in, so it has to be transmitted through devices in the real physical world. This is a great bit of art as research, in terms of the photographer researching the internet as a physical, offline, entity.

The Analogue Human

The offline and online worlds are also analogue and digital worlds. We live in both. Analogue is the thing. Digital is the code to make the thing. BBC Radio 4 show The Digital Human made entirely with analogue technology. Yes they really did cut up the tape and splice it. Monday June 10th. "To celebrate …