I remember someone told me once that the world was starting to be watched through a computer’s screen instead of touched and smelt, that the strangers were becoming friends with a nickname and no past and that the current world was being exposed to the unknown instead of being enjoyed and breathed. Well… I don’t remember if someone told me all this or if they were my own words to someone while moving my hands frantically in a café… anyway it’s something to think about.
The world “indoors” has become the window to others’ lives and, although some of us keep hanging out and splashing in the puddles…….
… our computer has become the link to discover new lives and worlds that may become our future.
American photographer Gabriela Herman has inverted that window to show real bloggers’ life. Millions and millions of blogs are being written from all the corners of the world. Millions and millions of writers are looking forward to the end of the day when they put on their most comfortable suit and open this new window to the world. Their own places are also “corners of the world” and so did Gabriela think, they represent what we all are made of, in our nests, in our places, in our intimacy, in our most intimate and vulnerable self and yet, we’re opened to the whole world.
This post was recently inspired by Herman’s project “bloggers” while chatting in the internet with a friend of mine who was in a train heading home… in another country … and really… food for thought. Are we really aware of this new “communication” phenomenon?
Who are you in front of your computer?