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Taubman exhibit uses social media as art

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The Internet and television are used to make art.

An artist from Chicago, Jason Salavon, designed the installation for one of the Taubman Museum of Art's latest exhibits.

Projections of social media, like Wikipedia and Twitter, along with shows on TV, are displayed on the walls.

Then, anyone who walks into the exhibit can control and change the art with remote controls.

The artist has a background in computer programming and made the exhibit look like one giant video game.

"Jason Salavon wants you to think about how we navigate through the world through this technology and how it affects the way we fit in the world," Leah Stoddard, Director of Exhibitions for Curator of Contemporary Art at Taubman Museum of Art says. "He says everything little thing, in terms of social media, changes a huge global data pool."

The exhibit will be on display until August.

Read more on the "A Seamless Between Things" exhibit here.

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