Social Media Breakup Coordinator

February 16 — March 10, 2019


Sat Feb, 16 ~ Opening and talk w/ Jacqueline Mabey, Curator and Co-founder of the art + feminism editathon. 
Sun Feb, 17 ~ One on One w/ Caroline
Sat Feb, 24 ~ U2F for you, hardware 2-factor authentication w/ David Huerts
Sat Mar, 2 ~ One on One w/ Caroline

Social Media Breakup Coordinator (SMBC) is an exhibition examining how much of our lives we live online, affected by algorithms, and the messiness of human interactions in digital spaces. Inspired by Caroline Sinders’ previous day-long performances, this exhibit expands to explore topics around social media interdependence, infosec, IoT, privacy, intimacy, and our mental health.

Part performance art piece, part digital security training, and part arcade, Social Media Break Up Coordinator takes over Babycastles for a month featuring video games, artworks, zines, workshops, and panels on topics such as online harassment, Tumblr, sex, and art.

As per the original performances, Social Media Breakup Coordinator offers 15 minute sessions in which Sinders sits with participants, after they answer a quiz, to help algorithmically sort their digital lives, as a media consultant/therapist. This project offers real advice to participants but also explores issues in our current labor market and gig economy: can we or should we outsource our pain to an emotional therapeutic Taskrabbit?

Social Media Break Up Coordinator explores all of the complexities, awkwardness, pain, humor, and love of offline and online lives, and how they are intertwined in social networks. We hope visitors will explore their specific needs for the platforms we have become dependent on and begin identifying solutions to improve their personal relationships with technology.

Social Media Break Up Coordinator features work/appearances/talks from:
Fei Liu ~ (
Molly Soda ~ (
Merritt K ~ (
Harlo Holmes ~ (
Janus Rose ~ (
Sarah Aoun ~ (
Salome Asega ~ (

~*/~ in the arcade ~*~
Wrong Box by Molly Soda & Aquma ~ (
Museum Of The Saved Image by flan ~ (
Yet Another Exhausted Day by Candleman Games ~ (
Attack Of The Terms And Conditions by Mace486 ~ (
Wonders Of The Internet by let-off-studios (
Valentine Doom by DavodUgg & Seb-Zero (

Babycastles is a community committed to being a safe, respectful and positive environment -- supporting artists and guests by providing a space for free expression of all people.  Upon entry, all attendees agree to respect personal boundaries and take responsibility for their actions and experience.  

Babycastles will not tolerate language or behavior that is oppressive. We define oppressive behavior as: >> Any kind of uninvited physical contact, sexual or otherwise
>> Comments or other behaviors that are racist, sexist, homophobic, or transphobic, ableist, classist, ageist, or otherwise discriminatory
>> Deliberate intimidation
>> Harassing photography or recording
>> Sustained or willful disruption of events, programming, or services

A safe and respectful community is everyone's responsibility. We encourage you to make friends and look out for each other. If you see someone who might be in trouble or in need of assistance, don't hesitate to ask them if they need support or let Babycastles staff or volunteers know.

Individuals who have engaged in oppressive behaviors outside of Babycastles will be held accountable within it. Those with a history of being called out for sexual assault, abuse or other oppressive behaviors may not be permitted entry into the space.
Any member of the Babycastles staff/organization may ask you to leave at any time if your behavior makes others uncomfortable. Additionally, Babycastles is not above its own policies -- all members of Babycastles are expected to adhere to all of the above.

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photos from: Emi Spicer, Ben Grad, Krissy Rubbles, John Bruneau, Joe Perez, Stephen Clark, Lauren Gardner