index. identity

Edited Self

Rita Ribeiro


Edited Self counterposes current social networks practices to the creation of a mutable digital footprint that demonstrates a permanent instability and prevents a clear profile definition of the individual who produces it. Edited Self presents itself as an alternative social network, with the purpose of providing users with an action plan against the use of personal data.


By registering in the database, people can create a profile with fictional or real information. We then assume that the extreme quantification of the data for each user can create an entropy effect in their reading, making it difficult for the algorithms to interpret them. Graphically, this programmed instability is represented by a set of formal and temporal variables. Aspects such as an unstable grid and the gradual transformation of color seek to refer to an uncertain and volatile digital universe.