Sociality, 2019
Paolo Cirio

Inkjet print
30 x 42 cm
Edition of 20

15o Euro

With the purchase of this work you will donate to the hospital in Cremona, Italy to face the Covid-19 emergency.

This artwork documented over twenty-thousand patents of socially manipulative information technology. In Sociality, Cirio collected and rated Internet inventions submitted to the USpatent office. Subsequently, he invited the public to share, flag, and ban the technologies designed to monitor and manipulate social behaviors. Cirio obtained the patent images and data through hacking the Google Patents search engine. He then rated the patents and created thousands of compositions with images of flowcharts and titles of inventions, which were published on the project’s website: Sociality.today.

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