-Maybe you should stop looking for a boyfriend on Instagram?
When communicating people use all five senses, most of all, sight and hearing. Over ninety percent of all meaning is communicated nonverbally. But what signs and symptoms can we rely on when we don’t see a person we are communicating with, as it happens in computer-mediated communication? The use of electronic devices has to some extent changed the communication, but the appearance of social networks has created new set of phenomena in communication, adding a layer to our relationships and, more widely, to the perception of the world around us.
Dictionary of Online Behavior is an ever-growing project. It is a collection of new words, a digital dictionary that describes behavior that have emerged on social networks and have changed our way of communication.
The words in the Dictionary are ephemeral: they are sure to disappear with the changes in social media and us growing accustomed to them. But they are valuable for the very same reason: they describe a moment in history when the online relationships are still not a norm. At this point we still know the dual meaning of a friend and differentiate online friends from the ones we shook hands with. Dictionary of Online Behavior reflects the moment of time in which we all live, a view from the perspective of the last generation that had a chance to grow up in the offline world and get to know the online world as something new, something other.
The project was exhibited on two solo shows, in Parobrod Gallery (Belgrade, SRB) and in NEVERNEVERLAND (Amsterdam, NL) which was generously supported by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst. Furthermore, the project was presented on many festivals and group exhibitions worldwide, such as Planet Hype exhibition in MOTI museum (Breda, NL), Postscreen Festival at Millennium Gallery (Lisbon, PT), FILEfest (São Paulo, BR), Athens Digital Art Festival/ADAF (Athens, GR) and at the galleries such as Eigen+Art Lab (Berlin, DE) and Bureau Europa (Maastricht, NL) among others.
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