Friend Crawl

* 10 hours a day for a week, spent crawling the social media of 1000 people for 5 minutes each

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I’ve always dreamt of making a computer program that I could run that would instantly make a bunch of IRL friends for me. I love the anticipatory feeling of accepting a new friend request, knowing I’m about to spend time looking through all th

eir posts and photos back to 2004. This performance is perhaps an attempt at one version of this. I ran through my program manually, spending five minutes with each person, trying to get to know each. If we were strangers or just acquaintances, I imagined what it might be like if we were friends. I did this for 1000+ people, performing for 10 hours a day nonstop for a week. The performance was broadcast live on the internet for anyone to watch.