This Interactive Website Conveys the Harmful Impact of the Internet

By: Katherine Pendrill - Oct 14, 2015
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'Network Effect' is an interactive art exhibit that conveys the harmful impact of the Internet. While browsing the web may seem like a harmless activity, the Internet can actually have a damaging impact on a person's anxiety. This interactive website stimulates the harmful impact the Internet can have on the mind.

Network Effect was created by artists Jonathan Harris and Greg Hochmuth. The project consists of an interactive website that mimics the voyeuristic qualities of the Internet. The website provides users with a slew of information about different activities and then overwhelms them with soundbites, tweets and news headlines related to those activities. The overall effect is fascinating, yet anxiety-inducing because the user only has a small window of time to view the information. The idea is to demonstrate the potential of the Internet, but also how harmful it can be.

Network Effect gives consumers a way of understanding the impact of the Internet on the average person.