The unique journey of new data begins once you browse the website. The data starts from the local machine, travels through numerous nodes of different places, and reaches its destination (Webserver). This journey only costs a few milliseconds, and then the mission of the data is completed. This artwork presents the path in which the data travels instantly and visually, which leads us to a new perspective of death.
This artwork uses seven screens to present the travel process of the data from the computer to the destination (the server that hosts the website) of each website.
This artwork will query which website to be reached from the database, then use Traceroute to obtain the nodes (place) which the data passes, and download the photos of each node location (city or country) from the search engine API instantly. Those images countries or regions are visually displayed in a horizontal pattern according to the browsing order, the display time is the same as the time spent on the data travel. Moreover, this kind of speedy browsing experience seems to be owned by this generation.
If each data has a unique life, once you browse the website, a new data is born. Each website is hosted on a different regions’ server. When we are browsing the website, the data starts from the local machine, travel through many nodes of different places, several countries journey, and reached the destination (Server) finally. Which is just in a few milliseconds, the data completed the mission of their lives, even considered to have died.
When people see death, it usually associates with sorrow and afraid to deal with it. Other than that, the same feeling wouldn’t be expressed to those which is not that “human” and serious like the story here, DATA. Therefore, this artwork uses the story of Data to highlight that death is just part of the process of life. If you view it from another perspective, isn’t it how nature goes in all time?