In looking at identity as formed by pseudo-social online relationships and shared “liking” of things, I developed a map of online social classes. This is a future of class stratification based on your willingness to brave the wilds of the virtual world and experience new things, or your unwillingness to step outside the bubble of your safe space. Both options are feasible and available, but few people are able to live outside the space of algorithms that control their experience. See problem statement and map of social classes below-
I started sketching out a sharing system that lives within and reinforces this structure. My video will tell the story of two people whose lives are impacted by their relationship with this system.