Social Media Friendly Plants
Algorithms are ‘a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by a computer’. In the 21st century, algorithms are the basis of social media and its influence can be seen on the way we live at a micro and macro level. They seem to have control over the human psyche – how we feel, what we think, what we eat, where we live, how we live, who we make love with, how our surroundings look like. Algorithms are said to have allegedly influenced international politics and the rise of right-wing thinking. Trollers and influencers are legit professions.
Over the last few years certain plants seem to have gained popularity on social media and as a result one can spot them everywhere – in cafes, at homes, offices, indoor/outdoor parks, in selfies. These low maintenance pretty-pinterest-plants are like fast fashion, extremely social media friendly and can help you, in social media marketing language, ‘garner a few hundred likes’ easily. The mural is about this observation.
Thank you St+Art India and team of volunteers – Nayantara, Arif, Mrinmayee, Samriddha