May 6, 2018

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Celeste Hylton-James

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Social Media as Empty Hotels?

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I think it’s fair to say that our society has a complicated relationship with social media. While our ways of communicating expand and flourish into realms we never thought we would go, there are a lot setbacks to the innovations of social media. Our attention spans have diminished. Collectively we …

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I think it’s fair to say that our society has a complicated relationship with social media. While our ways of communicating expand and flourish into realms we never thought we would go, there are a lot setbacks to the innovations of social media.

Our attention spans have diminished. Collectively we feel lonely and stressed as ever. The effects of social media go beyond our psychological and sociological wellbeing. As we saw Facebook’s Mark Zuckaberg face his worse nightmare, it’s clear that social media influences every part of our lives, including our politics. Social media has reshaped the way we live and experience our society.

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Social media has made a special place in our minds, like a hotel. That’s how Artist Mike Campau imagines our favorite apps.

Abandoned hotels illuminating an empty lot with a desperate messages like, “LOOK AT ME” is the focus in his series, Antisocial. It questions the effects of social media on our mental health and sociological behaviors.

“Which is a symbol of our singularly isolated posts, but placed in a location where it can be easily seen by many.”

Mike Campau

 

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Regardless if you agree with his take on social media, you have to appreciate the amount of detail put into each scenery.

You can follow the rest of his work on Behance and Instagram.

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All images © 2018 Mike Campau