Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga

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1000 icons Featured in Web-Retro

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WEB-RETRO, Seoul Museum of Contemporary Art

On the 30th birthday of the World Wide Web, the Seoul Museum of Contemporary Art launched WEB-RETRO, an “exhibition focuses on the World Wide Web, which has been fundamentally reconditioning communication, image production, consumption and artistic practice for the last 30 years, and revises the new arts that have been tried through the net historically.”

Included in the exhibition is the visualization 1000 icons a 1000 human being icons were initially presented. From June 15th to August 25th 2002, one icon disappeared for each death reported in the headlines of the New York Times Online. The human icon was replaced by a new icon representing how the reported death(s) occurred. If the death(s) occurred due to an act of aggression, the new icon will be accompanied by a flag or emblem representing the nation, organization or individual claiming responsibility. Below the icons are listed each day’s death headline(s). This project came about due to the Second Intifada – an intensified period of Israeli-Palestinian violence and the citing of daily death in news headlines.

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March 12th, 2019 at 8:18 am

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