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“Art reflects society. It’s a witness of a certain era. Artists are responsible to capture their period of time by representing it through their art.”Witness Your World (2012 – ongoing) is an internet-based platform producing artworks, mashed-up by automated algorithms. Users submit pictures and messages, which can be voted on by other members of the network. Every 100 hours the highest-voted works are mashed up into a new piece of art. The content of the images and messages on Witness Your World function as an instant mirror of society: information of the immediate and even the superficial as opposed to the content in photojournalism or staged photography. All of the contributors share their world with the online community, and each submission eventually ends up being part of one of the artworks. The result is a multiplicity of views of the world from different persons, synthesised into the artworks. Social media, crowdsourcing, sharing, … became commonly used terms. ‘Witness Your World’ is a manner of creating identity in today’s world – posting pictures and messages are the new way of making statements about who we are. Descartes famously wrote, “I think, therefore I am” We might alter it now to “I share, therefor I am.” www.witnessyourworld.com