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Facebook : Panopticon

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    This project was part of a Contextual Studies module at Leeds College of Art. I looked into Panopticism and how Facebook or Social Media in general could be described as 'The Ultimate Panopticon of the 21st Century.' I then went on to apply this into a publication which raises questions about Social Media Addiction and the the damaging effects connected to social networking sites such as Facebook. I wanted to create an on screen look, in paper based form.

    I had a strong vision that I wanted the publication to be fairly confusing, much like pop up windows on a computer. This was achieved by using a certain metal binding technique along with different sized pages and leaves which gives the publication a very unique look and feel.

    The topic also allowed me to be quite experimental visually throughout the publciation. I wanted the look of the publication to reflect that of things you find on screen, be that social media, or general computer interfaces. I used lots of visual research of computer interface designs, both vintage and modern day, and my design reflects this. I also used the design of Facebook as a strong visual reference, as I feel this is the best way to instantly grab attention and connect with my target audience. 
    Copyright 2013, Sam Lane. All Rights Reserved.