Angie Waller

title: Seeing Like a Computer
purchase: Unknown Unknowns︎︎︎
Seeing Like a Computer documents images with their automated alt text from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Wall. The algorithmically composed descriptions include robotic phrases like “one person, smiling” or “person, outdoor, nature.” These fragments complement the optimistic public persona of Facebook’s founder while literally and figuratively hiding from view important content and context.