Here are some updates on our upcoming creative projects, shows, and artistic collaborations.
#ME is a workshop we're hosting in collaboration with Crea Community Consulting, where we will explore how social media shapes identity through a collaborative contemporary art project.
Social media is a space for youth to experiment, create, and define their identities, but the online experiences that shape those identities are heavily designed by the platforms on which they take place. This reality creates an identity feedback loop. You shape the content you put online and simultaneously the content you experience shapes you. As a result, it can be hard to determine where you end and the internet begins. Our lives are a web of online and IRL (in-real-life) experiences that can't be easily disentangled.
This workshop is an opportunity to navigate this reality in community.
October 5th, 7-9PM
DATA FICTIONS is a photo series and installation that documents the border between our physical and online personas.
How well do social media platforms like Facebook know us? At what point does our own sense of self become shaped by the categories that are used to define us? What matters more: who you think you are, or who Facebook thinks you are?
Facebook collects data about you and uses that data to create “categories” that helps the company identify you to marketers. A peek into your categories might reveal some surprises about who you think you are, and who Facebook knows you to be...