Betty Zhang

Betty Zhang is a interdisciplinary artist based in Toronto, Canada. Her work has previously been exhibited in London, UK at Tate Modern & Ars Electronica Festival 2017 in Linz, Austria in addition to Canadian exhibitions. She completed an MA Interaction Design Communication at the University of Arts London, UK & studied illustration & fine art in Toronto, Canada & Florence, Italy through a Bachelor of Design at OCAD University.


Fine, Thank You

Good user experience is delightful, seamless, and functional. Despite many design patterns and systems, most digital companies do not focus on educating the users on the impact their products may have on a user’s psychological wellbeing. Instagram can feel extremely frustrating and empty even with the smallest glitch. Tapping and swiping are the most actionable forms of expression online. New emojis are created daily to cover for more complex, deep emotions, but can also seem ambiguous. This project is a prototype existing to only trigger frustration through responding in meaningless ways to online gesture. The more you interact, the more dysfunctional it behaves. The buttons and icons become meaningless and frustrating when you know you can no longer comment, like, or share. What will emotion mean to the online community if systems were hacked, how will humans express emotion towards voice and gestural assistants? The project asks you to question how else you could express complex emotion with the technological advances of today.

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Adam Tuch

Adam Tuch is a multidisciplinary artist from New York interested in how language, emotion, and viscerality is experienced through technology. Using a fluid array of forms such as sound, web, code, video, and installation, Adam strings together intangible spaces to explore how these connections are manifested to build and iterate our ever-shifting realities.

Instagram is an archive of collaborative poems made with various users on the anonymous online chat site, The poems are abstracted and used to create new objects and spaces. I am asking for an open call for anyone to submit collaborative online situations and conversations to be posted on the website.

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