Metanauts – Symbols of Internet Life

Metanauts are a street art project that pose a question: what are we when half our lives – half our minds – are filled with the internet?

Out and about on the streets of Brighton, the hard-drive eyes of the Metanaut loom from the artwork, robot like. On these discs are someone’s digital life. But their figures are flat, 2d, suggesting an unreality. Where, for example, are drugs, dreams, dancing?

And the figure is also soldier like, showing the zealousness of internet-thought.