‘Browser’ Exhibition @Como Planetarium – Nov 17, 5-7pm

Nov 17, 5-7pm at Como Planetarium.


Browser is an interactive video installation inspired in part by Eli Pariser’s concept of the ‘filter bubble.’ A filter bubble is created when an algorithm filters a user’s social media content to only include information that reinforces the user’s views, thus limiting their exposure to alternative viewpoints. Facebook newsfeeds, for example, are more like news products, tailored specifically to the user’s browsing history. Browser allows users to break the algorithm to escape the bubble. Or does it?

Browser is a collaborative research project created by DMA major Sam Schild and professor Josh Gumiela.