Stop The Algorithm
with Max Lackner
  • Photographers Gallery (UK) 2018
  • MAK Museum of Applied Arts (AT) 2017

What is the agenda behind social media? What can our roles as users be?
Three machines that disrupt and manipulate the social media economy built on ratings, followers, likes and retweets.
How can we interrupt algorithms and rating based systems?

For our project we have created three tools to manipulate and interrupt facebook, instagram and twitter, to show how influential social media is in our world and underline the need to take back control as users.

Social media is not neutral but highly biased and has an agenda of its own. What we see online is decided by algorithms that are highly subjective, favouring popularity and mass instead of content.