Illinois Artist Ben Grosser’s Solo Show Imagines ‘Software For Less’

CHAMPAIGN, In poor health. — A finite social community asks us to contemplate how we might use it if posts had been a restricted useful resource. “Minus” provides every person 100 posts – for all times. Artist Ben Grosser created the experimental art work to take a look at what would occur if social media labored to cut back engagement, quite than induce it.

The exhibition “Software program for Much less” at arebyte Gallery in London, displaying, from left to proper, “Go Rando” (partially obscured), “Platform Candy Speak,” “Minus” and “The Infinite Doomscroller.”

Courtesy Ollie Rudkin, Ben Grosser and arebyte Gallery

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A College of Illinois Urbana-Champaign professor of latest media within the School of Art and Design, the co-founder of the Important Know-how Research Lab on the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and a school affiliate with the Faculty of Info Sciences and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Idea, Grosser makes art work that gives other ways of experiencing software program and considers its cultural, social and political results, the way it modifications our habits and who it advantages. Grosser’s first solo exhibition within the U.Ok., “Software for Less,” explores what software program may seem like if the philosophy underlying its creation was no more, however much less. It's on view at arebyte Gallery in London.

The present consists of 4 new works, together with “Minus,” that had been commissioned by the gallery.

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