What would you say defines post-internet culture?
“The postdigital asserts that computational technology is now (or once again) ‘post-screenic’ (Bosma 2014), that it has broken out of the confines that divided it, as new media, from other media technologies, and has now come to saturate the everyday enviroment.”
Dieter, M., Berry, D. and Cramer, F. ed., (2015). In: What is ‘Post-digital’?. United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.
I think the quote above is useful in terms of understanding this idea of internet culture moving beyond an optional technological tool and becoming a function of our day to day existence. The academic Nina Lykke talks about the use of the word Post as meaning both something that moves past the referential (in this case the internet) and is still tied into and living amongst it. Post-Internet to me describes this strange time where we as a culture are trying to adjust to a radically altered way of living where one of the primary modes with which we communicate as a species has altered beyond recognition.
Why do you think neon is so big right now? What about the form appeals most to you?
Neon feels like an old-school television, it has the same capacity to draw the eye. We want to look at a neon in the same way we gravitate toward a screen. I love the alchemical quality of it, the hot making, the injecting of gases and mercury, the electricity arcing between the two electrodes. I think there’s an electro-chemical quality to it that looks a lot like magic in a way that LEDs and other lights can’t recreate.