Screenshots from ORDER OF MAGNITUDE (2019), a film which draws on Mark Zuckerberg's video recorded appearances from 2004–2018. Courtesy of the artist © Ben Grosser
Nov 13, 2019 - 5:30
Lower Level, Auditorium (KAM 62)

Screening and conversation with exhibiting artist Associate Professor of New Media Ben Grosser and Amy L. Powell, curator of Modern and Contemporary art

Co-sponsored by the School of Art + Design and Krannert Art Museum

About ORDER OF MAGNITUDE | Artist’s Website

As the founder and CEO of the world’s largest social media corporation, what does Mark Zuckerberg think about? While we get clues from his posts on Facebook and elsewhere, a primary window into this question is through his public video recorded appearances.

Covering the earliest days of Facebook in 2004 up through Zuckerberg’s compelled appearances before the US Congress in 2018, these recordings reveal what’s changed and what hasn’t changed about the way he speaks and what he says.

For ORDER OF MAGNITUDE, artist Ben Grosser viewed every one of these recordings and used them to build a supercut drawn from three of Mark’s most favored words: “more,” “grow,” and his every utterance of a metric such as “two million” or “one billion.” The resulting film reveals primary topics of focus for the tech CEO, acting as a lens on what he cares about, how he thinks, and what he hopes to attain.