Follower – Attention, surveillance and physicality of social media

In the social media age, one’s importance or relevance is typically measured in online followers—as that number goes up, the level of validation we feel does too. But how would a ‘real life follower’ change those dynamics? Created by Lauren McCarthy, ​Follower​ is an uncanny performance project that examines our feelings towards attention and surveillance.

Considering Virtuality: Theorizing the Web 2013

A strangeness abounds when people are asked to theorize and elucidate something so untethered and rhizomatic as the Internet. At its basic structure, networks connect us to the images, data and knowledge we draw upon every day. Yet what is at the heart of these connections and what separates or integrates our In Real Life (IRL) and digital personas?

A Buttload of Schmick Words – Language in motion by Helge Hjorth Bentsen (ECAL)

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Selfsurfing by Jonas Lund | Chrome Extension

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The Transparency Grenade by Julian Oliver – Design Fiction for Leaking Data

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History of the Internet [Reference]

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