Alone with 1704 friends

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

The ambiguity and irony of the notion of “friendship” in the digital age. Do you ever feel alone, even though hundreds of people are following your daily activities on twitter, facebook and other social networking sites?

The first one makes an allusion to facebook, the second one to Twitter.

Ina Mar - Alone with 1704 friends

Ina Mar - Alone among 1704 followers

I designed this for a competition on the theme Privacy in the Digital Age.

To blog or not to blog? This is the question…

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

I’ve been wishing to create a blog for a long time but some concerns didn’t let me blog…

My main problem was: what language should I blog in? I usually think in a mixture of languages, depending on many things, like the theme, the context, my feelings… I once started a trilingual blog but I got lost in it and deleted it. I will try to keep this one in English if you promise to excuse my occasional mistakes.

My second concern was: what should I blog about? I will try to announce here my new designs and artworks and talk about my ongoing activities. There will also be some context on the creations (my inspiration, political context, current-events context, historical, artistic, biographical, whatever…) and eventually some Photoshop, Indesign and Corel Draw how-tos.

My third concern: will I consequently write this time, or will this new blog end up like all the other ones? I’ve created several blogs in the past and tested several blogging systems, but I always and systematically deleted the blogs after a couple of days – or let them get lost unfinished and anonymous in the Internet chaos. Well, I promise to do my best to keep you informed on my current activities.

So thanks for stopping by and please comment and give feedback on my artworks, products and designs!