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Letters Wanted - Dear Internet

  • Deadline:
    Oct. 19, 2006, 9:53 a.m.

Dear Internet is an unmoderated site for the publishing and archiving of letters written by Internet users concerning their relationships with the Internet. Through DearInternet.org, users may address the internet directly and indulge in their deepest thoughts, feelings and fantasies with the abandonment, comfort and protection that only online anonymity can provide.

Send and publish a letter to the Internet at: dearest_internet.user@blogger.com
Look at the letters that have been written thus far @ http://www.dearinternet.org

Why? Connectedness, is the stated goal of the communications industry, yet how is it that with such powerful communications technologies, we have entered a point of human history where misunderstanding, intolerance and unacceptance of difference seems on the incline - and where are our technologies in all of this? Perhaps, connectedness no longer refers to the communication between humans mediated by technology. Perhaps, connectedness more often refers to the inability to communicate without the mediation of machines. Maybe it doesn't matter who is on the other side, maybe the machine is the end in itself. This project is an experiment on what we may learn about ourselves if we meet this phenomenon head on and dismiss (temporarily) that it matters who is on the other side of our connection. We invite you to be yourself, to be someone else, to be something else and confess your thoughts, feelings and fantasies concerning online "connectedness" to the internet itself.

thanks and best wishes