What is real?

August 28, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Another project, this one has been 3-4 years in the making (and is still not complete).  

We all recognise what’s real ,…  or at least hope we do., including tools, buildings, books, cars, money…

But as we increasingly digitise our music, books, images, video, or ‘hailing a cab’ or ‘booking a room’, or buying with our mobiles, the boundary between what we consider ‘real’ and digital, or ‘virtual’, blurs. 

What are the consequences for the current ‘real’? What will be the new ‘real’?

I plan to add to this project over the coming weeks to illustrate physical and digital, virtual and real.  This area has interested me for a while.  The trend towards digitization looks inevitable, but there are counter-trends, notably the recent resurgence in 'analogue', such as film and vinyl.  Then there are challenges to the pervasive nature of digitisation, with 'wifi free' zones and calls for people to have a 'digital detox'.





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