Logged in from
Logged in from is project that probes the boundaries of “digital duality” - the pervasive idea that our offline and online selves are separate and distinct. I completed the project as part of my master’s thesis.
The interactive web project lives here.
With this project, I aimed to re-insert the digital world into the physical world by locating specific actions I took on Facebook within a physical, three-dimensional geography.
After downloading my personal data archive that Facebook stores about each of its users, I found information about every administrative change I’ve made to my Facebook account since I’d joined.
Using the location metadata associated with each action and Google Maps, I reconstructed the real physical geography of each location in a three-dimensional environment, producing a series of strange, imaginary landscapes. This project seeks to explore how self-identity is constructed and negotiated online through creative visualizations of Facebook data.