About the artist
Paulo Cirio’s art practice investigates fields such as privacy, copyright, economy and democracy affected by communication networks. It seeks to embody both the conflicts and potentials inherent to the social complexity of information society. He has won a number of awards, including Golden Nica at Ars Electronica, Transmediale and the Eyebeam fellowship.
Alessandro Ludovico is a media critic and academic. He has been editor in chief of Neural magazine since 1993 and is one of the founders of mag.net, the Electronic Cultural Publishers organisation.
Face to Facebook
This work describes how Cirio and Ludovico stole information from a million personal profiles on Facebook to create characters on a false dating website, Lovely-Faces.com, classifying them by their facial features.