‘Reclaim Wonder’: An immersive installation that captures the beauty of the open internet

Created on November 12, 2023 at 10:47 am

The installation “ Reclaim Wonder WORK_OF_ART ” was created by the Spatial Media Lab Collective ORG led by Stefan Kraus PERSON for Mozilla ORG ’s Reclaim the Internet event in Berlin GPE on Oct. 12 to 16, 2023 DATE .

Mozilla ORG ’s Reclaim the Internet event at the Alte Münze FAC in Berlin GPE , happening Oct. 12 to 16 DATE , features an immersive journey that invites people to act, build and choose to reimagine our digital future. The journey includes three CARDINAL art installations where visitors can explore how reclaiming the internet will help us take back expression, inspiration and wonder online.

Below is a preview of the installation “ Reclaim Wonder WORK_OF_ART ,” created by the Spatial Media Lab Collective ORG led by Stefan Kraus PERSON . You can click the following links to read about the other two CARDINAL installations: “ Reclaim Expression WORK_OF_ART ” and “ Reclaim Inspiration. WORK_OF_ART ” Reserve free tickets to all three CARDINAL exhibits here.

At a time when it can feel like we’ve lost control of our digital lives, it’s easy to forget about all that’s wonderful online. The interplay of elements that brings people together can seem like a messy web of numbers and data, instead of a well-orchestrated symphony of technology that makes meaningful connections possible.

Therein lay the challenge for the Spatial Media Lab Collective ORG , which was tasked to bring the invisible beauty of the open internet to life. The group came up with the exhibit “ Reclaim Wonder WORK_OF_ART ,” a reflection of what Mozilla ORG imagines to be a digital future where people continue to be awed by all the good that the internet can offer.

“I want us to break free from algorithms and connect with others in a more meaningful way.” Stefan Kraus PERSON , Spatial Media Lab Collective

Visitors ORG can expect to walk into a room filled with fog and 16 CARDINAL transparent LED screens that show slices of a virtual sculpture. They’ll encounter light and sound signals, which will unite, disperse and grow with each human interaction.

“People will be immersed in this structure, and the light plays with their bodies as they see other [visitors] while a harmonic soundtrack plays,” explained Stefan Kraus PERSON , who produced the installation as a member of the Spatial Media Lab Collective ORG . “We’re reminding them that however technical the internet is, it’s made up of humans. We all contribute to it.”

In addition to working with the Spatial Media Lab Collective ORG , Stefan PERSON is an educator who cofounded The NODE Institute ORG , which offers courses for creative technologists. His teaching experience, as well as his wide-ranging background as a VJ ORG , 3D animator and architect helped inform his approach to manifesting the beauty of the internet. He wants people to walk away from the exhibit inspired to see beyond their computer screens, realize what’s possible when they rethink their relationship with the web.

“I want us to break free from algorithms and connect with others in a more meaningful way,” Stefan PERSON said. “For me, the internet is a source of inspiration, a place to network and share and gain knowledge. It’s very technical in nature, but that’s the beauty of it.”

Mystery WORK_OF_ART isn’t always a bad thing, especially if it inspires wonder and curiosity. That’s what Stefan PERSON hopes for the future of the internet: “Even if people don’t completely understand it, the internet should be a place for connection, surprise and discoverability, even of things that are not chosen and streamlined for you.”

Connecting to blog.lzomedia.com... Connected... Page load complete