Social Theme Park | 2021
This series was based on and inspired by documentary ‘The Social Dilemma’. The scene of social theme park I created is a metaphor to describe how social media psychologically manipulate its users to gain the profit for tech companies. For example, tech companies play AI technology as a tactic to condition people to rely on social media, by building models to predict users’ next move and give them back dopamine hit when users pay their attention back on social media. The amusement park is at certain level to attract visitors by producing plentiful dopamine for them. Each drawing of this series present a situation the current social media caused, such as polarization and surveillance capitalism. My works show a little absurdity with a group of similar looking characters who immerse themselves in the social theme park, just as how people are decadent in the matrix of social media.