Find out about what happened in our day here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/346254359199743/
My group and I decided to execute this micro-project on Tuesday. It started at 12am sharp and as usual, most ADM students were still wide awake at this hour. The things that were shared throughout the day included the food we ate, projects we worked on, and thoughts that we were Read more →
Statistics indicated that Facebook is one of the most used social media platforms in the world, even so in recent years. In sync with the outburst of modern technologies, app creators seized the opportunity to milk the market. Over billions of accounts are created online. A platform like Facebook, for example, is utilized to enhance Read more →
In this link, you will see random images of food and places as well as Google map with an arrow pointing to one location. Those pictures belong to Hasan M. Elahi, a Bangladeshi-born American who is a interdisciplinary media artist. Those images are a part of his still on-going project called “Tracking Transcience”. Why could he possibly want to show the Read more →
I feel like there is just so much to say regarding our digital identity because it is something so relevant to us right now in this time and age. We all hide behind social media platforms with an identity that we put forth on the web for everyone all around the world to see.
If we choose how we present ourselves, Read more →
Our identity is what makes us uniquely different. In today’s day and age though, we might choose to replicate or imitate someone else, especially with the flexibility and freedom of social media. We might choose to be ‘someone else’ by filtering out what we post, control what we share or use an overly-flattering selfie. As mentioned by Wittkower, ‘[t]his is Read more →
“Face-to-facebook practically questions online privacy through one of the web’s most iconic platforms.”
Face to Facebook is a large scale project which was created by Paolo Cirio and Alessandro Ludovico. In this project, Paolo Cirio and Alessandro Ludovico made use of special custom software to collect the datas of more than 1M facebook users and then translating Read more →
‘Face to Facebook’ is a mixed media installation that critiques on the lack of privacy on Facebook. It focuses on how easily our digital identity can be stolen, as well as how big corporations exploit these stolen identities to make profit. For this project, one million Facebook profiles were stolen and filtered through a face-recognition software. These profiles were then Read more →
|| The term Digital Identity refers to the way that an individual chooses to present and depict themselves in online and digital communities (the Third Space). An individual’s digital identity is largely curated by themselves in order to portray themselves in a favourable manner.
In Eric Erikson’s fifth stage of psychosocial development individuals start to question their identity and personal values Read more →
Wittkower’s article, “A Reply to Facebook Critics,“ has made me reflect upon the living digital era and how users of Facebook has moulded their own individual digital identity. Facebook, an online social platform was created to allow the society to reach out, connect with others and voice our own opinions and views across the globe. However, we have turned Read more →
Have we lost our true selves while creating a digital identity in a reflection of who we want to be but not necessarily who we are.Your opening thesis on social media, self-surveillance, and how we shape our digital identity was extremely well expressed. Then you proceeded to discus how Hasan Elahi had used these same techniques in Tracking Transience as a response to his encounter with the FBI. I thought was an excellent way to frame the artwork. Then your conclusion nicely sums up how "creating a digital identity might not be what it reflects." This is precisely the question that Elahi asks in his work, that sheds so much light on our use of social media.
Here are the memes that Zhen Qi and I came up with during lesson!
This micro-project is probably my favourite thus far! Meme-making is a favourite past time of my friends and I because they reflect our stressful school lives in a humorous manner. Surprisingly, it is stress-reliving to poke fun at our stressful lives through Read more →