TITLE: The Cyber Slave BACKGROUND: Social network is also a theoretical construct useful in the social sciences to study relationships between individuals, groups, organizations, or even entire societies (social units, see differentiation). A social network site is a recent phenomenon born out of the Internet that allows individuals to create a personal profile or identity, and connect with friends and strangers alike almost anywhere in the world.
PROBLEMS IDENTIFICATION: Can the audience understand what the sculpture is trying to tell them? AIM & OBJECTIVE: To show to people, what urbanism have done to us right now. It may have the good side, but the bad side such as relationship between human, is getting worse. MOTIVATION: The target audience for this project is for all ages. IDEA & CONCEPT: An icon made of sculpture of people with a computer as the "head" representing the people nowadays that cant live without the internet, the social networking. Few Mannequins with his head that can be open like a "box". Inside the head, theres an image where user can see. Each mannequins wearing different kind of "social media" design shirt/designed with different kind of "social media" tattoos on its body. A sound will also appear when the user open the head, such as the "ping" sounds that been used for im chat in facebook. The picture itself portrait the human behavior towards addicted to the social media. DESIGN APPROACH: Sculpture, Lighting, etc.
#Trolling(Internet) A common misuse of social networking sites such as Facebook is that it is occasionally used to emotionally abuse individuals. Trolling can occur in many different forms, such as (but not limited to) defacement of deceased person(s) tribute pages, name calling, playing online pranks on volatile individuals and controversial comments with the intention to cause anger and cause arguments. #Online bullying Online bullying, also called cyber-bullying, is a relatively common occurrence and it can often result in emotional trauma for the victim. Depending on the networking outlet, up to 39% of users admit to being “cyber-bullied”. Individuals are given the power to post offensive remarks or pictures that could potentially cause a great amount of emotional pain for another individual.
Ways to Tell If You’re Addicted to Social Media • Checked Facebook first thing in the morning, before you shower or have your morning coffee? • Turned your computer monitor around so co-workers can’t see how much time you spend checking your personal Facebook, Digg and Twitter accounts at work? • Woke up in the middle of the night and checked Twitter to see if you’ve been mentioned? • Felt like something is missing when you go on vacation and can’t check social media accounts? • Spent more time interacting with people on social sites than in person? • Filled up your friends’ Facebook walls with your own posts? • Losing track of time due to sending unremitting time on social networking sites, and this is seen in the daily routine? • Avoiding having meals with family and friends, instead having them in front of the computer, while logged in on social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook and so on?
• Cutting down on healthy food and rest time for getting more time on social networking sites?• Ignoring the hobbies and leisure activities that used to give pleasure before getting so much obsessed with the social networking sites?• Indifferent and ill-mannered towards parents and others when they try to talk to you while you are busy (not really) with the online social networking activities?• Leaving homework or office work undone due to spending more time on chatting and updating on social sites, and being guilt free and regret less about such a behaviour?• Spending good money in paid cyber zones when one’s personal computer does not seem to work, even if it just for a few hours?• Unbothered about getting fired from a job or institute and using the un-allowed sites for a long time, between work?
Explore the six cycles within the humanfactory:Five different topics separately or aconglomeration of them all together(Respiration, Blood Circulation, DigestiveCircuit, Control Center, Metabolism, TheIndustrial Palace).For thousands of years, human beings haveused metaphors as ways of understandingthe body. We talk about our ‘ear drums’, orour ‘mind⠙ eye’. When we are in love we say sour hearts are ‘bursting’ or ‘broken’. Whenwe are nervous we say we have ‘butterflies inour stomach’. When we are impatient wehave ‘itchy feet’. These familiar images helpto explain the unfamiliar and to comprehendthe complexity of our bodies.
Social media has become a trend that almost everyone participates in. But how easy is it to get sucked into social media to the point where you are actually addicted? Probably easier than you would think. For centuries, some people have been addicted to alcohol and cigarettes. But, studies show that it is actually easier to become addicted to social media than to the cigarettes and alcohol. There are studies about social media addiction in people between the ages of 18 and 85. The people are more likely to give in to their social media craving than any other craving they might have. The study involved polling 10,558 Blackberry users seven times per day for 14 hours every day. They also had to state whether or not they gave into their desire and how strong the desire was on a scale of mild to irresistible. Over 7,000 desires were reported and of all the desires people had, the desire to use social media was the one that people failed to resist.