As interaction becomes increasingly mediated by the Internet, Sang Un Jeon ‘Virtual City’ visualizes the digital web world as a real life space. Created by the Korean-born media artist Sang Un Jeon, the project turns the most well established communities on the Internet into individual buildings. The structures sit on top of keyboard reflecting as Sang Un Jeon describes on his website, “where the interaction of the virtual and real world takes place.”
Each building is a reconstruction of a structure from the real world. Taken from countries around the world, these iconic forms are no longer contained in a national boundary reflecting the nature of the virtual world, while the varying heights of the buildings emulate the estimated monthly traffic each website procures, from the sky-scraping Google to smaller buildings that represent Netflix.