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The Internet is a mass medium that feeds on interactivity developed over recent decades between this extraordinary instrument of communication and its millions of daily users. Its inherent characteristics make it a communication tool unique of its kind with which we all must learn to deal, evaluating its positive and negative aspects.
It hosts an unparalleled number of services and it is potentially open to any type of creativity. This makes it a medium through which it is possible to express oneself using a platform that connects users all over the planet. For this reason, through the Internet mankind has managed to gain a previously unknown freedom of expression.
Some of the inventions produced by mankind will probably survive the human race as it is known today but the Internet and the World Wide Web will be the only ones to carry such an amount of information about their users. But is this a good thing? It is very difficult to find a satisfactory answer to this question but there is no doubt that humans have to address the concept of potential immortality.
The massively widespread use of information technology shows the innate human propensity for interaction. However, it is still necessary to ask ourselves if our current modes of communication are sustainable and what will remain of our virtual identities in a future that seems increasingly less distant.
The pictures are from the work Do We Really Want to Live Forever? (2012, ten-video version).
GIF files are able to represent an action endlessly. The concept of endless reproducibility is accentuated by publishing them on the Internet that is a medium whose end is not imaginable today. Both of them have been created by humans, living beings inherently destined to expire.
Creature and creator are forcibly confronted, creating a short circuit between a life destined to die and an inanimate object infinitely reproducible. Would it be wonderful to be able to live forever in the endless repetition of ourselves?