Week 6 It is all real! PROMISE

The reality that social media push forward, is one that has always sought to identify itself as pure and perfect in all ways. In this light people with some brains would know that this is a manipulative system that people fall for very easily. Taking into account Zilla Van Den Born fake journey to Asia, her ability to convince her family and friends about this fake journey truly encapsulates the social reality that social media forces on us.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2749306/What-scam-Student-boasts-friends-trekking-Asia-visiting-stunning-beaches-tasting-local-cuisine-meeting-Buddhist-monks-using-FAKE-photos-taken-home-town.html

Check out her process:

This week I have looked within the inner depths of this augmented reality that we live in. As the previous example I started to explore and delve deeper the notion of reality and virtual perception of social interaction.

5/02/the-meaning-behind-instagram-filters-and-how-they-make-your-memories-brighter/

Instagram Filters and the dichotomy that is found within the manipulation that it projects.

What drives us? Is it because we would like to have a statement that is mainstream and urban?

To this light I created a series of work that challenges the different filters and non filter effects within a photo. To this result I could acknowledge that in some chases no filter photos provided less drama but for some reason it resonated better than the manipulated image.

White Washing of lies within the photo:

To this I stand to question whether people are engaged within the real or the hyper real form of understanding. Through further investigation I will try to further acknowledge the interaction that these parallels portray.

https://gigaom.com/2012/04/23/is-the-internet-making-us-more-lonely-or-less-lonely-yes/

 

 

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