Max Hawkins (American, born Des Moines 1990) is participating in the 89plus collaborative project “The Filter Bubble”, on view through 14 February 2016 in LUMA, Zürich, Switzerland. The project designates the way Internet users are increasingly directed to a personalized information landscape through an algorithmic editing of web content.
‘Filter Bubble’ translated three years of research into an exhibition format harnessing the reflective nature of its long-term inquiry. Max Hawkins is one of over 40 international artists, writers and technologists presented. ‘Filter Bubble’ introduces a selection of pointed responses to the perennial dilemma of blissful ignorance, paradoxically heightened by the pursuit of relevance in an ever-growing mass of data.
Hawkins studied computer science and art and is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Since 2015, he has been exploring the world, using a random number generator to determine his next destination.