LOADING

IN SEARCH FOR

i With every internet search, data travels through several routers and internet nodes across the globe. Which places are being visited and how does the meaning of data change in relation to the visited places? What are people from different continents mostly searching for and how does this fit our pre-assumptions? The statistics of five search terms – that are chosen accordingly to our pre-assumptions – are being displayed through routes of six different online continental search engines. Scroll down to reveal statistics, explore routes search engines are travelling, visited places and reconsider:
What are we actually searching for?

Daan Jesper Kars & Kay Pisarowitz
Under supervison of Thomas Buxo
Royal Academy of Art 2016

±1000km

Africa — gauteng.com
Asia — baidu.com
Australia — webwombat.com.au
Europe — krak.dk
North America — google.com
South America — ahijuna.com.ar
IN SEARCH FOR
·
Skåne County,
Norway
Happy 57%
Health 12%
Job 18%
Place 15%
War 42%
·
Oslo,
Norway
Happy 37%
Health 13%
Job 17%
Place15%
War 34%
·
Hedmark,
Norway
Happy 55%
Health 13%
Job 18%
Place17%
War 61%
·
Leicester,
England
Happy 54%
Health 92%
Job 77%
Place55%
War 60%
·
Victoria
Australia
Happy 24%
Health 56%
Job 26%
Place26%
War 24%
·
Tasmania
Australia
Happy 29%
Health 63%
Job 29%
Place33%
War 39%
·
South Australia,
Australia
Happy 28%
Health 54%
Job 26%
Place24%
War 27%
·
New Jersey,
USA
Happy 44%
Health 50%
Job 39%
Place45%
War 45%
·
Florida,
USA
Happy 47%
Health 66%
Job 37%
Place44%
War 38%
·
Québec,
Canada
Happy 9%
Health 8%
Job 11%
Place29%
War 10%
·
Ontario
Ontario, Canada
Happy 18%
Health 38%
Job 27%
Place24%
War 20%
·
Colombia,
South America
Happy 13%
Health 0%
Job 2%
Place2%
War 10%
·
Washington,
USA
Happy 45%
Health 84%
Job 37%
Place55%
War 44%
·
California,
USA
Happy 51%
Health 58%
Job 39%
Place39%
War 44%
·
Delaware,
USA
Happy 49%
Health 47%
Job 48%
Place43%
War 48%
·
Peking,
China
Happy 62%
Health 61%
Job 100%
Place50%
War 63%
·
Kansu,
China
Happy 26%
Health 22%
Job 29%
Place15%
War 16%
·
Mizoram,
India
Happy 42%
Health 23%
Job 38%
Place21%
War 47%
·
Manitoba
Canada
Happy 19%
Health 38%
Job 28%
Place31%
War 20%
·
Com. Madrid,
Spain
Happy 28%
Health 7%
Job 13%
Place12%
War 28%
·
Hesse,
Germany
Happy 68%
Health 16%
Job 68%
Place18%
War 81%
·
Central Luzon,
Philippines
Happy 46%
Health 23%
Job 52%
Place19%
War 42%
·
Benis.-Gumuz,
Ethiopia
Happy 0%
Health 18%
Job 22%
Place0%
War 0%