Text "Social Algorithm Art". 2011 - 2014.
Processing information is pure raw power. It is about the creation of the social reality. Social Algorithm Art shapes the information flow, therefore it programs reality.
Social Algorithms sculpt information as a material that can be shaped for building new social structures and systems. The artist draws the algorithm that molds information, thus the artist's concept is the ultimate creation of reality.
These diagrams give instructions for activating social dynamics through manipulating the present flow of reality. Anyone can re-create these social sculptures by simply following the artist's flowcharts of Social Algorithms.
Social Algorithms want to bring about progress. They propose new realities through a set of instructions to be followed step by step. They are propositions of how to activate social evolution by simply following the flowcharts of the diagrams.
Social Algorithms activate social performances, confronting their public with new social dynamics and forms of participation. The performances enabled by Social Algorithms can impact the social forms directly or they can remain potentials to be explored conceptually.
Social Algorithms Art takes on the form of active drawings, productive sculptures, and functional performances. Finally, classic artistic practices such as drawing, sculpting and performing are able to effectively influence social realities.
The diagrams of Social Algorithms are blueprints for social software, which when launched into the operation system of our society, they start to interact with the tasks of the applications that organize the construction of the social reality in order to improve it.
Reality should be always re-processed and re-organized, as society always needs improved algorithms.
By Paolo Cirio.
- Publication of Social Algorithm Art with diagrams in exhibition installations.
- Download the PDF of the publication in high resolution for prints.
- View and Download the diagrams of Social Algorithm Art on Dropbox folder