Facebook Art Residency: Relationship Dance Steps
I spent a 7-week ‘data artist residency’ within Facebook’s Analog Research Lab in the summer of 2013 at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park. My task was to create artwork for the campus, so I chose to create two interactive pieces on the floor where I converted a month of a couple’s Facebook interaction data into dance steps, referencing how couples often ‘perform’ an orchestrated, public version of their relationship on social media. The dance steps are timed to an 8-step count, and by following the notation, passerby can move through an accurate representation of a couple’s digital movements and interactions in the real world.
Coming soon: A video of the dance being performed by me and my husband (slightly badly)