“Man the food-gatherer reappears incongruously as information-gatherer. In this role, electronic man is no less a nomad than his paleolithic ancestors.”
-Marshal McLuhan, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man
Transhumance, 2003 (updated) 2015
Transhumance is a project that parallels the survival of the ancient nomadic tribe with the digerati’s constant search for new territory.For the content of the light boxes, new media theorists and artists were requested to submit a 24-hour internet journey. Eng followed their paths of 20-25 urls and gathered traits in the form of links visited with image and text. The updated version shaped the results into different perspectives of the brain.
New media theorists and artists who submitted an on-line journey include: Mark Amerika, Kestutis Andrasiunas, Guy Van Belle,Blackhawk, Jonah Brucker-Cohen, David Crawford, Ricardo Dominguez, Jo-Anne Green,Jason Johnson (Future Cities Lab), Tina La Porta, Diane Ludin,Mari Kretz, Dr. Jeff Lewis, Marcus Neustetter, Helen Thorington, Rich Streitmatter-Tran, , and Charles Lim Yi Yong. Below are the close ups of the data-rays of digital nomads. Click here for more info