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is a conceptual designer and researcher, recently graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven.

The meetings, clashes and (mis)translations that happen between virtual and physical spaces deeply interest her. She sees these tensions as interesting errors, beautifully poetic, and often humorous.

Her conceptual work provides critical views on technology and culture, executed in various (often digital, sometimes ironically completely analogue) media.

Marijn is currently working on deepening her research skills and experience by studying Media Studies at Maastricht University.

We All Google Under the Same Sun video essay 2:34 min

The arrival of the web has brought us a tool for connecting and sharing with each other. However, search engines, such as Google, particularly focus on the individual experience by tailoring to our cultural context. Therefore by default it offers a selective, singular point of view.

We All Google Under the Same Sun is a video that aims to create a larger cultural understanding of the world as it is portrayed on Google.

Starting with a seemingly irrelevant search term, the video unpacks its value within our own cultural frame of reference and reflects on how this narrative might be very different to others elsewhere. The narrative juxtaposes different cultural contexts. It highlights the search engine’s focus on providing geographically based search results, rather than considering it within the context of an increasingly interconnected world.

We All Google Under the Same Sun was streamed on Plokta TV.

copyright Marijn Bril, 2019