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How The Internet Changed My Life

How The Internet Changed My Life

“How The Internet Changed My Life” is a participatory documentary by Nicole Ruggiero, where viewers encounter the elusive entity of The Internet through personal stories. Presented as a large-scale installation, this exhibition includes mixed reality portraits, VR worlds, an AR face filter, and a retro website, sharing life changing moments with The Internet as active experiences.

Starting in 2018, various individuals were interviewed about their relationship with the net. Six stories were chosen to focus on, pairing each with a portrait and collaborating with friends to create various immersive digital experiences that reflect Nicole’s interpretation of what the internet may be like through each individual’s eyes. A big thanks goes out to The Glad Scientist (Daniel Sabio) and Dylan Banks who worked on the VR portion of the project, which was a huge undertaking. This project would not be the same without it. 

This exhibition was shown previously during Art Basel at HeK Basel in Switzerland (2021), at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf in Germany (2021), and as a solo show at 11 Newel Gallery in Brooklyn, NY during NFT NYC (2022). Editioned NFTs were dropped on Opensea for the first time during the opening of the show at 11 Newel.

“How The Internet Changed My Life” is a participatory documentary by Nicole Ruggiero, where viewers encounter the elusive entity of The Internet through personal stories. Presented as a large-scale installation, this exhibition includes mixed reality portraits, VR worlds, an AR face filter, and a retro website, sharing life changing moments with The Internet as active experiences.

Starting in 2018, various individuals were interviewed about their relationship with the net. Six stories were chosen to focus on, pairing each with a portrait and collaborating with friends to create various immersive digital experiences that reflect Nicole’s interpretation of what the internet may be like through each individual’s eyes. A big thanks goes out to The Glad Scientist (Daniel Sabio) and Dylan Banks who worked on the VR portion of the project, which was a huge undertaking. This project would not be the same without it. 

This exhibition was shown previously during Art Basel at HeK Basel in Switzerland (2021), at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf in Germany (2021), and as a solo show at 11 Newel Gallery in Brooklyn, NY during NFT NYC (2022). Editioned NFTs were dropped on Opensea for the first time during the opening of the show at 11 Newel.

HTICML portraits

HTICML portraits

HTICML portraits

How The Internet Changed My Life, Mika Diva
Nicole Ruggiero, 2021
Edition of 10/10
Available on Opensea

How The Internet Changed My Life, Steffen Yoshiki
Nicole Ruggiero, 2021
Edition of 10/10
Available on Opensea

How The Internet Changed My Life, Molly Soda
Nicole Ruggiero, 2021
Edition of 10/10
Sold out on Opensea

How The Internet Changed My Life, Lindsay Dye
Nicole Ruggiero, 2021
Edition of 10/10
Available on Opensea

How The Internet Changed My Life, Toshi Salvino
Nicole Ruggiero, 2021
Edition of 10/10
Available on Opensea

How The Internet Changed My Life, Franziska Von Guten
Nicole Ruggiero, 2021
Edition of 10/10
Available on Opensea

VR worlds

VR worlds

How The Internet Changed My Life, VR World, In Da Club
Paired with Steffen Yoshiki’s Portrait
Nicole Ruggiero, Daniel Sabio, Dylan Banks, 2021
Edition of 10/10
Available on Opensea

How The Internet Changed My Life, VR World, Wave Of Virality
Paired with Mike Diva’s Portrait
Nicole Ruggiero, Daniel Sabio, Dylan Banks, 2021
Edition of 10/10
Available on Opensea

How The Internet Changed My Life, VR World, Deep Fry
Paired with Franziska Von Guten’s Portrait
Nicole Ruggiero, Daniel Sabio, Dylan Banks, 2021
Edition of 10/10
Available on Opensea

How The Internet Changed My Life, VR World, Cake Sitting
Paired with Lindsay Dye’s Portrait
Nicole Ruggiero, Daniel Sabio, Dylan Banks, Sam Clover, 2021
Edition of 10/10
Available on Opensea

AR Filter & Web 1.0 Website

AR Filter & Web 1.0 Website

How The Internet Changed My Life, HTICML AR Filter
Paired with Toshi Salvino’s Portrait
Nicole Ruggiero, Teresa Fogolari, Toshi Salvino, 2021
Available on Instagram
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How The Internet Changed My Life, Web 1.0 Website, Netlyfe
Paired with Molly Soda’s portrait
Nicole Ruggiero, Daniel Sabio, Molly Soda, 2021
Access Website Here
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Exhibition Images

How The Internet Changed My Life at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 2021

How The Internet Changed My Life at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 2021

How The Internet Changed My Life at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 2021

How The Internet Changed My Life at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 2021