I really like the idea behind this simple piece, specifically due to its obvious use of the ‘thumbs up’ symbol/emoji. It relates directly to our discussion of symbols/icons and allows us to look for a deeper meaning. The author writes: “I wonder about how much of our lives are being preoccupied with constructing images for others to consume and the need to participate in the liking of others images instead of engaging in activities outside of our digital spaces.” I strongly resonate with their feelings and thoughts, and it’s cool to see how the author incorporates this into the piece by allowing the viewer to only see a bit of the landscape, whose focus is blocked by the surrounding “likes.”

Check out the full piece here and other pieces from the collection!


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