All of the Feels for You
“you text nothing like you look”
“so many times, so many ways”
Falling in love or falling out of love over messaging is synonymous with contemporary romantic relationships and feelings. Relationships are formed and fall apart and the traces seem to be left behind in a digital context – on our phones, on instant messaging, on Instagram and screengrabs. Falling in love and out of love can be a complex system, filled actions, behaviours, languages which translate into specific ways of doing, models of understanding, variables and algorithms. Emotions swirl over apps and hashtags leaving gradients of heat maps and colours of interaction on our devices. This series of studies investigates our online digital tendencies and relationships through simple examples of code and pop culture iterations which seem to loop constantly in our lives.