April 12, 2019

April Shortlist – How does the individual become the group in the present society?

Zhuang Ma, 23

The most basic characteristic of this society is that the unconscious group behaviour replaces the conscious individual behaviour. We are given a group identity from birth. In daily life, they will also acquire more and more identity of group nature, which drives the individual thoughts and feelings in the group to move in one direction. The conscious personality disappears and forms group psychology, and the behaviour driven by group psychology is the unconscious group behaviour. So will this kind of group behaviour and group psychology be affected and become the control mode of the high-level individual to the unconscious group?

I take a picture of my passport and convert it into a base 64 code to show that our personal identity information is managed by data.

The World of Data, 2019Printed on the photo paper30cm*30cm