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Network Paradox

The Internet is simultaneously a lifeless collection of code and a loud, screaming embodiment of all that humanity is. 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.

 “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.

“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.

Network Polarization

Network Polarization

Roger Antonsen collaborated with Greg Niemeyer to create a Network Simulation for the Network Paradox exhibit. The Simulation is an interactive system of nodes and edges controlled by physical spring systems. It exists as an interactive touchscreen application, and Antonsen and Niemeyer selected specific moments in the simulation for a print edition as well.

Network Paradox Review

Network Paradox Review

Mikko Lautamo reviewed Network Paradox for SquareCylinder. He is emphasizing the large scroll, of which there is a detail (“No Exit”) here. The full scroll is 18 feet long.

Full review: https://www.squarecylinder.com/2019/01/network-paradox-catharine-clark/