Meta-talismans, 2021

The Facebook outage in October 2021, made the social network and all its subsidiaries globally unavailable for a period of circa 7 hours. During this amount of time, digital users had to come to terms with the very tangible possibility of losing everything they had built online. In this limbo of uncertainty, where to find refuge, where to seek comfort? Part of a broader research around magic and technology, Meta-talismans are 3D objects brought to the screen of the computer to work as traditional apotropaic charms. The shape of the vase suggests that vessel would contain, and therefore clear the digital devices from the unwanted forces, such as Viruses, Trolls, Analytics, as well as another Outage. 

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