“This is for everyone”

Tim Berners-Lee tweeted “This is for everyone” which instantly was spelled out in LCD lights attached to the chairs of the 80,000 people in the audience. This quote of only a few words inspired this personal project to explore the thoughts and perception through generations of this one elements that has become essential to human life. There are 7 billion people on this earth and only 40% of the world have access to this almost indispensable tool in order to be part of what one would call modern society.

The internet has been one of the inventions that has had the greatest impact on our society in the smallest amount of time. The dependence created in such a small amount of time over this one thing is astonishing to me and of course is something that I like many are most definitely guilty off. In this piece I explored the effects of this incredibly powerful invention on our society and the way it has changed different generations. The project was explored through multiple video, both as an internet art piece and then exhibited at Parsons Paris, 2016. I fulfilled a very simple task asking three questions about the internet; What is the internet to you? If you only have 5 mins on the internet what do you do? What would your life be like without the internet?.After this short interview I asked them to draw how they saw the internet. The vast variety of drawing I received brought to light the little visual understanding we actually have of something that has become absolutely integral  in our daily lives.  We use the internet everyday yet when one is asked to draw it everyone seems baffled by the question.

“This is for everyone”  https://connypinto.github.io/thisisforeveryone/