Safebook in Washington Post and FastCoDesign

My work Safebook in The Washington Post

Both the Washington Post and Fast Company’s FastCoDesign discussed my latest work Safebook last week.

Abby Ohlheiser (WashPo) said Safebook was my “most drastic transformation of the platform,” diving into questions about what it would take to make Facebook “safe” in her article titled “Maybe the only way to keep Facebook from harming us is to hide everything.”

Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan (FastCoDesign), in an article titled “Safebook is Facebook, except totally, gloriously empty,” called Safebook a “half elaborate send-up and half earnest investigation of the social network’s inner mechanisms.” And perhaps my favorite quote in a while: “The internet is a morass of things you don’t want to see, but can’t stop looking at. The artist Ben Grosser has a solution: Safebook.”

Ohlheiser and Campbell-Dollaghan are two of the most thoughtful journalists writing about social media from a critical perspective right now. If you aren’t already reading them, start today.