Date: 2017-11-15 19:19
T here is nothing artists won't use as a medium invent it, they're on it. Susie Lee got her first smartphone a year ago, and immediately it became the latest vehicle for her favorite subject: the longing to connect, especially across the digital-physical divide.
Her sculptures and installations have paired video, audio, light, and complex technological systems with earthy elements like water, sand, wood, and fabric. In 7566, for example, she created Contact , a beautifully handcrafted wooden box that you could call or text and it would communicate back to you. That was the version of the project she's doing now.
She's currently in the running for a significant art grant, but keeps waiting for the art world to say, "This is not an art project," she says. Will she be cut off and kicked out by the art world?
I suppose if I cared more about making true connections on the site, I’d get the conversation going, but I just don’t. Also, I may be a little insecure and bad at communicating with men, but I digress.
"Sometimes I'll get excited about one person, but it's almost like these guys just want somebody to text all the time rather than actually meet up with. At a certain point, I give up. I'm getting carpal tunnel."
You don t even have to chat first if you don t want to, and it will prevent you from ending up in text pergatory.
No more of that texting on and on forever bullshit. On Whim, you essentially add your schedule to the app, and men do the same. You can browse other users, see when you re schedules sync up, and then Whim will do all the work for you and set up a date.
She eventually began working on a social network for teenage girls called Merci, focused on compliments (the tagline: “compliments are contagious”), and it became the basis for Bumble. Russian entrepreneur Andrey Andreev, of the European dating behemoth Badoo, stepped up to invest.
It had been going well — they had been on a half-dozen dates — until her friends found a video of him engaging in a lewd act online. She didn’t want to ghost him. But for the moment, she wasn’t responding to his texts.