The ambiguity and irony of the notion of “friendship” in the digital age. Do you ever feel alone, even though hundreds of people are following your daily activities on twitter, facebook, RedBubble and other social networking sites?

I designed this 2010 for a competition on the theme “Privacy in the Digital Age”.

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  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeabout 3 years ago

    So true, so true Ina. This is a profound and powerful work that captures the loneliness and isolation of the digital age and how you can have 100s of eve 1000s of friends and yet be so lonely and so so alone. We have never been so connected virtually and so disconnected personally. I think about our cyborg realities a lot and wrote about this in my piece 11-11-11. Love your insight, creativity and imagination. Beautiful important work my friend.

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeabout 3 years ago

    Ina have you seen the documentary Catfish? If you haven’t it is worth having a look :)

  • mmargot
    mmargotabout 3 years ago

    excellent graphic – right on point!
    “oversharing”… yes; do we want to become 15 minute stars in another’s cosmos, or do we want those who care.
    [ don’t use Facebook – never will ]

  • Marlies Odehnal
    Marlies Odehnalabout 3 years ago

    That’s really true!

  • donnamalone
    donnamaloneabout 3 years ago

    Great Graphic!

  • alsounknownas
    alsounknownasabout 3 years ago

    classic

  • Весна Весна
    Весна Веснаalmost 3 years ago

    Bravo!!

  • VenusOak
    VenusOakalmost 3 years ago

    great graphic…true sentiment

  • thank you :)

    – Ina Mar

  • evon ski
    evon skialmost 3 years ago

    You did a really good job on this. That pos/neg reversal repeptition works great and reinforces message. The mapped out dotted lines are also reminenscent of stiching or threads which is a additional layer to the message. like the type face too. my only suggestion ( just one- type formatting issue) is to maybe try a realign of block of text on bottom. Overall I LOVE this piece. Good for you. Did you win?

  • thank you Yvonca for this insightful comment! No, I did not win.

    – Ina Mar

  • timbuckley
    timbuckleyalmost 3 years ago

    poignant message

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