Lorenzo Maccotta

Don’t be evil

With the massive adoption of new informational technologies on a global scale, the cyberspace has pervasively entered the lives of more than half of world’s population: the incidence of digital code seems to have no boundaries and to invest every aspect of contemporary existence by translating its movements in data reserves available for indefinite uses. The evidences of every day life shows that by giving us unprecedented operational capabilities, digital technology has ended up reshaping our notion of real and led us to inhabit its syntactic structures over the span of twenty years.

The digital natives are those human beings who have developed social and cognitive dynamics formed through the use of connected devices and are currently subject of researches by international experts with no prior knowledge about them: living since birth in the online as well as the offline, the two dimensions are no longer separable and constitute a single support in which their life is inscribed.

Started in 2013 and still in progress, the project has been carried on along a disseminated geography, as a documentary campaign on the impact of new informational technologies on the digital native population, by exploring the primary areas that have been directly affected and therefore informed by it: play, learning, food, health, sexuality, work, sociality and religion.