Rejane Spitz, great friend of mine and amazing artist was designing a project called “Netizens, Netfringers and Outsiders”, accordingly with her description:
“Netizens, netfringers and outsiders:
in search of a better connected society
In recent years the Internet has often been associated with the notions of progress, improved quality of life and greater democracy. Nonetheless, research shows that – with rare exceptions – only the apex of the social pyramid in each community is connected to the Internet, totaling a paltry 7% of the population of our planet. This site discusses the expanding use of the Internet in developing countries – a phenomenon that has gone hand-in-hand with rising rates of poverty, illiteracy and violence in these countries.”
I got caught by the idea and then she invited me to do the interactive installation os “Netizens” in Siggraph in 2002.
The installation invites people to walk over other people’s shoes and some of them are “wired” to play a video about their owner and their relationship with technology and Internet.