I will be spending the year 2020 offline.
From January 1st until December 31st, I will not use the internet.
I will be journalling daily throughout my year offline and sending out monthly updates by mail. Find more information
and sign up
For $11, I will be able to send a year's worth of mail-outs to someone in Canada.
For $16, I will be able to send a year's worth of mail-outs to someone in the USA.
For $32, I will be able to send a year's worth of mail-outs to someone internationally.
For $50 or more, I will send you a special holiday mail-out in December 2020, featuring highlights from my year offline.
For $100 or more, I will send you all twelve mail-outs as personalized, handwritten letters.
The internet has become a big part of my social life, school, career, community work, downtime, and consumer habits. Through spending a year offline, I aim to uncover how my life is being coordinated for an ideal digitally connected person
, and then to explore the implications of these digital expectations
—for my learning, my health, my relationships, and my impact on the environment and global labour relations.
I hope that this experience will highlight ways that my life and world are changed
without or with the internet. I am not trying to advocate for an internetless lifestyle
. I just want to think about what a more critical and careful approach to internet-use
may look like.
Following my year offline, I will take what I’ve learnt into the classroom
. I will be working with high school students and teachers
, exploring their online experiences and how the internet affects their lives, learning, and issues of social and environmental justice
. You can read more about the goals
of my project here: http://www.aronr.com/more-info
To learn more
, check out my Frequently Asked Questions page: http://www.aronr.com/faq Thank you for considering donating to support postage
for the project and the research that will follow!
Contact Me (or donate without using the internet):
4437 Henri Julien Av