Data-generated virtual sculpture – a collaboration with Marc Veyrat and Franck Soudan
As part of this collective sculpture, FFF generates a surface by process of scaling in crystallizing a snapshot (a being-data) gleaned from Facebook profile data. Here, scaling means: integrating to the surface geometry (where each point represents a publication) some reports with the milieu of its emergence, these latter impacting its resolution, amplitude, color, elevation, radius and rotation.
The Web’s initial characteristics of a flat space without distance, self-managed and without hierarchy, have seen the birth of centers or hollows weighing significantly on the network’s mesh and Internet governance. The phenomenal success of Facebook as a contact interface with over a billion people is the territorial issue of FFF. Facebook is the embodiment of the process by which the machine erases the human individuation process. Every personal wall is alike, the same interface units are used throughout the interaction with our circle of friends, the same algorithms filter what we see and homogeneous concepts act for the benefit of the universal design desired by Facebook: to capitalize our attention.
The Wrong Digital Biennale, 2017
University of Malta, 2017