Norway is among the top ranked countries in the world when it comes to internet usage and half a million Norwegians are looking for a partner online each month. In a universe where matchmaking has become an algorithm, this space between technology and reality is changing the way we interact with others and potentially even how we fall in love. Algoritmeanekdotene (Norwegian book title) portrays some of the individuals behind these ephemeral dating sites. The book is published by Forlaget Press and features monologues and portraits of a selection of online daters from different age segments, regions and social backgrounds. The monologues are based on conversations with each contributor and their reflections on online dating, love and self-presentation, while the photographs portray each in their own home, from the very first moment of waking up.

The project is supported by Stiftelsen Fritt Ord, NFF (Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers and Translators Organisation), and Billedkunstnernes Vederlangsfond (Association for Norwegian Visual Artist)

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Billett Merket # Lotte Lovise © Karoline Hjorth