voluntarily provocative, french artist parse/error’s ‘the hater box’ transforms the principle of old split-flap displays into a random generator of contestations, cold and impersonal, as a metaphor for social media. the piece is a reflection on the politically correct, the censorship, the cult of our personalities, the evolution of societal norms or the outburst of anger at the time of social networks.

 

 

45 words — each chosen for its strength and ability to make people react — reinforce the observers in their ideas or confront them over the different messages, and are a tangible and direct reference to social networks. just like the media, parse/error’s box can instantly switch from a serious subject to the most absurd news, without transition, much more efficiently than television did.

 

 

by mixing many concepts, from the most serious to the lightest, the hater box triggers an avalanche of your thoughts. it chains laugh, anger, indignation or assertion of your ideas, leaving only a little room for a real reflection on the meaning of these words or on your own opinion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: maria erman | designboom

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