I Want You To Want Me by Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar
[People] talk about themselves in 200 words and say the most important things about themselves, so it is very fertile ground for building a mosaic of humanity.
Jonathan Harris is another one of my personal heros. This installation is titled “I Want you to Want Me” and was commissioned by the MOMA for Valentines Day, 2008. The project was presented on a 56″ touch screen and the little balloons are profiles pulled from the various dating sites on the web. Read the project’s mission statement here.
I Want You To Want Me explores the search for love
and self in the world of online dating.
It’s not valentines day but I’m getting post-summer blues. New York City feel serene after the hurricane; we’re all still here, looking for someone.