#me

Karl Heinz Jeron • 2015

Automatically generated Youtube videos with animatronics and social media content tagged with #me

#me - identity construction through  social media

Animatronics recite content from social network platforms, hinting at the role of Twitter, Facebook, Google & Co. in identity construction. Only postings tagged with #me have been used. #me is a taphole in social media.

The method used in #me – an algorithm has been placed into position to search for “me” in social networks – plays with a recurrent theme in Jeron’s work: Serendipity.

The algorithm generates identity. Like a synthesizer, #me creates a composition out of what is and what could be. “I am another”, credo and tactic of the avant-garde lyrics of modernity, immersed suddenly from the surface of the comments on Twitter and Facebook, not as a poetic formulation, but in the form of the dissociated subject that emerges out of the nothingness. The mirror stage of the media society is reached.

Youtube playlist Somebody did something then the people came