(English title: Algorithm Anecdotes. This book’s text is in Norwegian only). Free shipping included.
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.
Algoritmeanekdoter portray some of the individuals behind these ephemeral dating sites. The book was published by Forlaget Press in 2019 and features monologues (in Norwegian) 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 was supported by Stiftelsen Fritt Ord, NFF (Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers and Translators Organisation), and Billedkunstnernes Vederlangsfond (Association for Norwegian Visual Artists).
En halv million nordmenn leter etter en partner på nett hver måned. Algoritmeankdoter – beretninger om kjærlighet på nett er et resultat av en serie overnattingsbesøk hos fjorten ulike mennesker som mer eller mindre målrettet har lagt sin skjebne i favnen til en tilsynelatende arbitrær algoritme. Som et kulturhistorisk tidsbilde skildrer portrettserien noen av individene bak de forgjengelige datingsidene, og spenningen mellom egne og andres forventninger til et liv i tosomhet.