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Network Paradox

 
Network Paradox Scroll, 18’ by 2’, 2019. Printed by Mullowney Press, San Francisco

Network Paradox Scroll, 18’ by 2’, 2019. Printed by Mullowney Press, San Francisco

Project

“The Internet is simultaneously a lifeless collection of code and a loud, screaming embodiment of all that humanity is.”
–Mikko Lautamo

Greg Niemeyer and Roger Antonsen examined this central paradox in “Network Paradox”, a show at Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco, which opened on Jan 12, 2019, in time for the 50th anniversary of the Internet.

Collaboration

For this project, Niemeyer collaborated extensively with Computer Scientist Roger Antonsen from the University of Oslo. The Network Paradox video below is a narrative reflection on the centerpiece of the exhibition, an 18-foot long scroll reflecting on the history of the Internet.

The Network Paradox also is connected to Quantopia, the music show which premiered at Yerba Buena in San Francisco in 2019.