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Welcome to my Digital Crib!

Tan Yue Ling

Thursday, Mar 15, 2018 - 06:31:49 pm

@ MoonlingGraphics

My desktop is as cluttered as my brain is. (so is my room)

I have a lot of junk files and applications that I don’t even frequently use stored on the left of my screen. It’s like an organised mess, you know?

My to-do list are always open in my notes.

Youtube is ALWAYS on for music.

Facebook is always there for distraction Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project

Micro-Project #8: I am My Desktop


Thursday, Mar 15, 2018 - 06:31:37 pm

@ Jasmine

It is not that messy because I only got this laptop recently for the new semester so it’s still quite new! I was too lazy to change the default background, plus it actually looks quite nice with the mountains and pink hues so I just left it as it is since it was quite pleasant to my eyes haha! I Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project

This is me: My Desktop

Tan Xiang Rei

Thursday, Mar 15, 2018 - 06:31:07 pm


If you can see the files all of them are screenshot for research as part of the project that I’m doing. As you can tell I don’t have any files on my desktop. this is because I recently sent this laptop for servicing and they wiped my HDD of all the data. I retrieved my Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
Tags: desktop | me

Hello I am desktop


Thursday, Mar 15, 2018 - 06:30:51 pm

@ Farz

I try my best to organise my files. I actually have a lot of unwanted and old files that I don’t delete(but I should). I procrastinate deleting stuff that everything just piles up.

The wallpaper is taken using a new 50mm lens I just bought during that point of time. Which I excitedly used it straight after receiving it from the Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
Tags: desktop



Thursday, Mar 15, 2018 - 06:23:58 pm

@ f e l ❍

The story of my desktop:

I like keeping it organised, consistently organised!! Only because I find productivity with a clean slate. Hehehe.

Categories: Micro-Project

Face to Facebook, Former Day Catfish

Daphne Tan

Thursday, Mar 15, 2018 - 01:46:47 pm


Face to Facebook,

Face to Facebook is an online installation piece put together by stealing 1 million Facebook profiles and compiling them all in a unofficial and custom-made dating page. Thereafter, many reacted to the dating website.

The creators of Face to Facebook collected profiles through a special custom software. They then studied and then customized a face recognition algorithm which is Read more →

Categories: Research
Excellent Daphne! You are absolutely correct: we fill our time and activities with often meaningless interactions via social media, but of course we are lured into this engagement through such fears as FOMO, in which we feel as though we need to belong. Thanks so much for sharing the additional examples, very interesting!

Face to FaceBook

Tan Xiang Rei

Thursday, Mar 15, 2018 - 10:44:32 am


Face to Facebook is an installation piece created by Paolo Cirio as a third piece to his series, The Hacking Monopolism Trilogy. In this work he address the lack of privacy in the age of face book. Collecting 250,000 images from different account, they then run a facial recognition algorithm to categories their facial features. He then uploads these Read more →

Categories: Research
Rei, at the end of your essay you have made some very interesting points about how Facebook doesn't hold much meaning for you, and I wonder if this could be tied more closely to Wittkower's comments about the meaningless of social media. Now he is referring to the open nature of how meaning can be interpreted, which can be a good thing, however, for you, this meaningless has redirected your interest to Instagram, where I imagine you find more pleasure in telling pictorial stories. It might be a good idea to discuss why Instagram holds your interest. In regards to Face to Facebook, the issue here, as you point out, is how the meaning of our interactions on Facebook can be stolen and recontextualized. Perhaps it might have strengthened the essay to apply your very astute thinking about social media to support your critique of the artwork in question. Overall you have many interesting observations on social media that I look forward to discussing further.

"Until The End of The World" and Digital Identity


Thursday, Mar 15, 2018 - 02:11:53 am

@ Bala's OSS

1.0 Background

“Until the End of the World” is a 3D animated video work by Carla Gannis, for which her solo exhibition is eponymously titled. It is inspired by a a sequence in the 1991 Wim Wenders film “Until the End of the World” where a woman is addicted to watching her dreams on a screen.  It converges a Read more →

Categories: Research
Bala, this is an exceptional critique of the work of Carla Gannis and her "Until the End of the World" project. You went way beyond the requirements of this assignment and I am so impressed! What I would highlight in your essay, is the way in which Carla used the "medium" of the selfie as a tool for identity construction, critique and analysis of the digital condition and our future as a human species. Your essay is so unbelievably well referenced and superbly documented, including the references to the various technological, aesthetic, and appropriated classic art motifs that are incorporated in the work. This is very high quality work, congratulations.
Hi Bala! I think your research critique actually helped me understand Carla Gannis' work better; it went into a lot of detail and drew comprehensive links between the topic of Digital Identity and the content of her artwork! I was having trouble writing much about her artwork because I didn't really understand the video but after reading your research critique, I can really appreciate the works in her exhibition now! Great job :D
Thanks Mr Packer, I'll continue to do my best!! :-)
Thanks Yue Ling, glad it was of use to you!!! :-))

The Ghosts only your Phone can see

Elizabeth Quek

Thursday, Mar 15, 2018 - 01:59:59 am

@ A blog for Liz

The art work

(source is taken from:

Gallery name: Until the End of the World

Artist: Carla Gannis

Year:  2017

Carla Gannis’ “Until the end of the World’ exhibition is executed like the ancient Greek theater where the ‘actors will speak through a mask’. in this case the ‘mask’ is her virtual persona, one like our social media, and how we portray ourselves on that Read more →

Categories: Research
Very good. I particularly liked the definition you found of digital identity, which set a good foundation for your critique. I also thought that the way you employed the quote by Wittkower about the way we use social media to shape our digital identity was a very good use of the reference. Perhaps a bit more commentary about "Until the End of the World," particularly of the video piece which is the heart of the show, would have strengthened your essay. But overall it is very good work and research.

Facebook and Reality

Su Xian

Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018 - 07:27:58 pm

@ Shu

Many of our Facebook actions are like this. They might seem to mean nothing, and yet be taken to mean something. They might seem to mean something, and in fact mean something else

A Reply to facebook Critics D.E. Wittkower

Facebook has almost become the holy grail in which we document our lives. We are documenting our reality through posts comprising of Read more →

Categories: Research
Excellent Shu! You are very right about the fact that Elahi is camouflaging his true actions and online digital identity, by oversharing his daily actions. This is a true action of online curation, and one that makes a political statement as well. It is captivating indeed to see how he has carried out this project for 15 years! Very well written and researched post.