My Social Media Pet is a game about the addicting nature of Instagram. A user creates a pet and keeps it alive with followers and likes. You get followers by mindlessly pressing like and follow buttons. You get likes by posting photos and covering them in stickers. At a certain point, the pet becomes tired of being online and the user must take it offline to progress the game. It’s at that point that the pet discovers it is in a matrix – a world full of other pets stuck in their phones.
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This is the first stage of planning my Physical Computing project – a light and sound sculpture, a collaboration between Beverly Chou and myself.
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