I really dig this!! The composition is amazing. When I read the inspiration, I was in love.
Gabriele Walter is, through her art, researching the invisible and untouchable information spaces of the World Wide Web. The internet is the first global culturally inclusive nets. The internet was supposed to be a democratic, inclusive and individualistic medium, but it has changed. This change, she believes, attacks democracy at his heart.
As a result, she thinks we are devolving.
Has the slow mutation from the self-determined human, as the promise of the first days has tempted, to an external controlled human already started? Filter bubbles are created, by webpages that are trying to predict with algorithms, which content the user would like to see. Based on tracking information of the user, only content will be proposed, that fits to what she/he believes. New ideas, themes, important information are going to be hidden and the impression is getting created, only those things exists, that fit to the self interest of the user. The danger is, that the civil discourse is getting undermined and that people are getting opened to propaganda and manipulation. Internet has started to become an ideological medium, as it embeds its users in many little combos and the tracking history is throwing an invisible net over our access to reality.
Gabriele Walter is a glass artist, and also a painter.
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