The Endless Feed
Software: Adobe Illustrator
When we scroll through our social media feeds—Facebook and Instagram in particular—it seems as if we never run out of content to look at. This idea of “endlessness” is displayed through the physical representation of my Facebook and Instagram feeds, printed with the actual dimensions of a phone screen. The thick paper feed, which rests on a paper iPhone, switches back and forth between these two platforms to reflect how I experience the digital world. Included are 211 Facebook posts and 152 Instagram posts for a total of 363 individual posts. I roughly look at 25 posts in one minute, and at this rate, it would take me just 15 minutes look through these 363 posts on my phone screen. However, it would take me almost double that time to get through the printed version. The digital and print experiences of social media are starkly different and unique in their own ways.