Alexandra Auer  


Basel / Freiburg based designer working at the intersection of speculative, experimental design and computer generated art.  

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Alexandra Auer


Basel / Freiburg based designer working at the intersection of speculative, experimental design and computer generated art.  

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data self-portrait: data-based computer generated art processing my social media and Google data

data self-portrait: data-based computer generated art processing my social media and Google data
Radical Certainty

Radical Certainty is an experimental research project investigating the data economy and raising the question: 

Can the power of  internet companies, who politically instrumentalize the poeple for greater revenue, be democratized through the means of design?
 
The data market claims human experiences as an exploitable raw material. Algorithms calculate an accurate profile of who we are and predict who we will become. Yet, the ambition is no longer to just predict but to fully monitor and influence our behavior, and to monetize every aspect of our lives.

With an increasing amount of digital resources and a steadily growing user base, big internet companies are becoming a serious threat to self-authorship and the sovereignty of governments.

In democratic states, the right to demonstrate is guaranteed. Demonstrating is an essential instrument to establish a direct publicity between citizen and politics. With this instrument missing in the reign of internet companies, individuals have no means to advocate for change.

The research resulted in a platform and installation, which fosters protest in form of a petition in the digital and physical sphere. Through generative art, the digital protest is doubled into the material world and therefore into the political discourse: holding the prediction economy accountable in the place where it all started – a garage.



For more information and further images, please visit: 

︎ radicalcertainty.org - theoretical and experiment report
︎ Emerging from the Garage - Protest Platform


 
Basel, 2021
Master Thesis
Masterstudio Design, HGK FHNW Basel



Exhibited at Next Generation, HGK FHNW Basel
Published by Masterstudio Design, ︎ Master Thesis 24








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