Hop hop hop, it's time to live
The Internet disrupts our perception of time and space.
Space may be immense, but it is also imperceptible.
The time we spend actively, which until recently was measurable and quantifiable, has been severely disrupted. We have lost all notion of time and space. We do not know how to measure ourselves in this im-measurable space.
"Hop Hop Hop, it’s Time to live" offers two new units of measurement in order to precisely quantify our daily Web browsing: the hop and the ttl.
hop = number of relay servers required to connect to the requested URL
ttl = time required to load the data for each session
All this time spent online! Stop.... or Continue. Hop Hop Hop, it’s time to live.
The ttl is inspired by TTL (Time to Live), a piece of data included in the header of an IP (Internet Protocol) packet. IP is the protocol that allows data to travel through the Internet.
This piece was created following research on the new world, the world of packets.
view the research booklet
2012 – Albertine Meunier