Facebook and Transmediale - your face is ours
A natural part of our society
These days, social networks have become a natural part of our society, changing our perception of communication and identity extremely fast. At the Transmediale.11, with Facebook as its focus topic, the artists met the possibilities and challenges of social networks.
Looking at the role of digital networks when it comes to democracy movements in Iran, or currently in Egypt, even the biggest sceptic should be convinced about their global political and social dimension by now.
Online identities and social structures
But Facebook has also considerable downsides: the danger of abuse of power, be it in the area of data protection or be it regarding manipulation attempts, is immanent – there is a lot of discussion about it.
Media critic Alessandro Ludovico has approximately 800 friends on Facebook. For him, it is crucial how much you can control your data in the future – his art project Face to Facebook is based on 1 million stolen Facebook profiles… Let's have a party!