Manufacturing Images: the Impact of Social Networks on Design

Ruedi Baur, Demian Conrad, Dora Moutot, Nicolas Nova, Jérôme Baratelli

In the realm of LOLcats, memes and babies, is there a place for a designer on social media? The desire to create buzz, even for a good cause, sometimes pushes the boundaries of our profession, skills and ethical criteria. Images are no longer simply created, they are generated, performed, activated. How does one influence these contemporary methods for the creation and circulation of images?

Round table as part of the colloquium To Buzz or Not to Buzz: A Look at Virality, March 14, 2019, HEAD – Genève.

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