Filters: Visible

A series of digital self-portraits visualizing the imperfect algorithms that increasingly structure our personalized online experiences. This work was inspired by the concept of the a “filter bubble.”

“Google uses 57 signals—everything from where you were logging in from to what browser you were using to what you had searched for before—to make guesses about who you were and what kinds of sites you’d like… In other words, there is no standard Google anymore.” — Eli Pariser, The Filter Bubble

This work was exhibited at the Royal College of Art Work in Progress Show, 2013

Thank you:
Neil Thompson
Stephanie Bickford-Smith