Social Sandwich
© Fast Familiar

A series of online encounters with an anonymous strangers selected for their difference to you, the artwork is constructed to bypass snap judgements and defensive behavioural patterns which might otherwise determine the nature of these interactions. A shared creative task establishes a foundation of collaboration before you and your partner are invited to engage with divisive media content, aiming to reach agreement on its reliability.

Social Sandwich explores what happens when potentially polarising content is introduced into a context where cooperation has been established as the norm. It prompts people to think about their own biases and how they assess reliability, with the aim of creating the kind of self-awareness that can help people escape their echo chambers.


Fast Familiar designs critically-acclaimed artworks which are participatory, playful and political. We’re an interdisciplinary studio who make audience-centric experiences which often utilise ‘digital technology’ to enable new forms of human connection.


MediaFutures has concluded and our social media channel will no longer be active.

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MediaFutures was part of the S+T+ARTS ecosystem.

MediaFutures is part of the S+T+ARTS ecosystem.