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Vito Boeckx

Department: Man and Communication

DATA CHURCH

WHAT
A virtual reality experience that visualises the vast flow of data that surrounds us. By putting on the VR-glasses you enter a parallel world, where tracked data from local wi-fi points become the building blocks for a dynamic urban landscape.

HOW
Vito Boeckx found a way to translate actual network activity into a digital city. Screen recordings from nearby modems are turned into huge neon-lit skyscrapers, emphasising the scale of it all; each tower grows when online activity intensifies.

WHY
We all contribute to this omnipresent yet invisible data flow, which increasingly dominates our lives. Is ‘Dataism’ becoming a new religion? Data Church offers a sanctuary for reflection on our digital behaviour.

QUOTE
I want to make sense of something we cannot see or grasp.

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Photographs: Ronald Smits