An Xiao
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Sun May 03, 2009 00:00

@Platea, a social media-based public art collective, is excited to announce Project II: Co-Modify.

Project II will be a commentary on and exploration of the commodification of social media and, by extension, the commodification of our social lives in general. As with Project I, this will be a statusing, a free-form public art performance that anyone is welcome to join. However, this time around, we want to span multiple social media streams, including but not limited to Twitter and Facebook.

The performance will be the week of May 3-9, and in the spirit of Web 2.0, all are welcome to join. Learn more about how you can get involved at

Questions? Contact founder and director An Xiao at


Twerformance Art Statusing

Thu Mar 26, 2009 00:00 - Mon Mar 16, 2009

All it takes is a single tweet.

On the week of March 23, artist An Xiao will be hosting a Twitter-based flash mob/large-scale "statusing" (i.e., online happening) and is hoping to get at least 500 people involved. If you use Twitter, please add as a friend, and you'll receive further information as the day gets closer. Don't worry if you don't think you'll have time - the important part is joining and spreading the word.

An Xiao is a photographer and digital media artist exploring issues in contemporary social media. Her Twitter-based art projects have been featured with the Brooklyn Museum, the Guardian UK and a forthcoming article with NYFA Current. She recently founded @Platea, a collective of artists and non-artists who are an interest in the power of public art carried out in the digital megacity of social media. More information about @Platea can be found at