String Internet

How to illustrate the internet?  its just a load of string really…

Day 1

Developing the visual explanation of the internet; how does it work, what does it represent?

I’m looking to make something different, break away from my usual work and push my own views on illustration. It isnt just a picture, the process influences the final outcome, documenting the process is sometimes more interesting and informative than the final outcome…

After many delays the string internet has finally reached its conclusion. The huge mass takes up half the studio and everyone wants to jump into it. After untangling myself from inside it I managed to take a few photos…

With more string and a lot more patience I want to fill the room, totally take over every corner, object, and anyone standing still for long enough!

This work shows the mass of the Internet and how the network grows and grows with new websites and more information added every day. In many ways it works much like a natural organism developing and evolving, which is almost the opposite of the digital phenomenon that the internet represents.  This is my response to taking something invisible and digital and representing it in a tactile physical form for people to understand.Thee string is playful, colourful and a simple childlike way of communicating the complex Internet.


About Finn O'Brien

Illustrator and creative. Specializing in traditional print and digital media. Part of the Paper Jukebox Collective.
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  1. Pingback: Old Internet animation | finnobrien

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