The visual encodings marking the digital interface might be possessed with a subversive symbolic potential. The symbolic dimension of the digital interface desires to be recognized and examined, which will also unleash its magical transformative power. Is the wireless icon the antidotal counterpart to the all-seeing eye? Or are we simply already entangled in the ever-present surplus of symbolic meaning?
In Hyperconnected (The Whole Picture), Karin Ferrari introduces a speculative chart mapping the flux of meanings between clusters of icons related to the web. By appropriating and re-envisioning mimetic signs and their syntactical relations, new technicolored virtual possibilities emerge from the ominous undercurrents that flow through planetary telecommunication networks and archaic power structures.