Huffington Post writes about The Fear Of Missing Out exhibition


The Fear Of Missing Out at Showroom Mama is featured in Huffington Post’s Arts & Culture section in the article ‘Controversial New Project Uses Algorithm To Predict Art’.

We’re all susceptible to FOMO, the dreaded Fear Of Missing Out.

Popularized by Sherry Turkle’s 2011 bestseller, Alone Together, the acronym refers to the uniquely alienating experience of scrolling through social media hubs like Facebook and feeling like everyone’s doing things without you and before you.

But what if that same technology told you what to do before everyone else? That’s the premise of a futuristic new project, “The Fear Of Missing Out,” by artist Jonas Lund. While Lund roots his experiment in art creation, his concerns are widely resonant: Can data be used to predict cultural flashpoints before we can? And if so, should we harness that power?

Thanks for the nice article Mallika!