Jeroen van Loon
The projects of Jeroen van Loon are at the intersection of technology and contemporary culture. His fascination revolves around the (non-) impact of digital technology in our society. In his work he documents and visualizes digital culture, both online and offline.
Jeroen van Loon received a Master in Design for Digital Cultures in 2010 at the School of Arts in Utrecht. His graduation project From Digital To Analog was labeled as one of the most innovative projects of 2010 by Bright Magazine and in 2012 he gave a short TEDx talk in Amsterdam.
Life Needs Internet
BY JEROEN VAN LOON
@ VOL 10
ON APR 22, 2014
Life Needs Internet aims to document how we currently feel about the Internet. This differs per culture, generation, country or even city; there is no global digital culture. While in 2013 39% of the world’s population had access to the Internet, writing a letter is still a technology that is roughly available to anyone. It’s a simple, low-cost and low-tech way to document thoughts and feelings. The global influence of the Internet is preserved through a traditional medium; each handwritten letter is a unique cultural artefact. Together these letters create an archaeological insight into digital culture.