Rijksmuseum Twenthe (Lasondersingel 129 – 131)

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 17:00

Ben Grosser

Not For you (2020)
Textbook (2017)
Safebook (2020)

Not For You is an “automated confusion system” designed to mislead TikTok’s video recommendation algorithm, making it possible to see how TikTok feels when it’s no longer made “For You.”

Textbook is a web browser extension that removes images from the Facebook interface. Left behind are the blank boxes and white space where they used to be.

Given the harms that Facebook has wrought on mental health, privacy, and democracy, what would it take to make Facebook “safe?” Is it possible to defuse Facebook’s amplification of anxiety, division, and disinformation while still allowing users to post a status, leave a comment, or confirm a friend? With Safebook, the answer is yes!