As artistic provocation, the Coloring Book of Technology for Social Manipulation proposes the cathartic, childlike exercise of coloring to both educate and inform through visually rendered compositions of outlined flowcharts and patent titles. The patents featured in this publication range from the seemingly innocuous to the dystopian, reflecting on the information technology companies attempts to program and control individuals and society.
This first edition contains over 250 carefully selected and categorized patents that Paolo Cirio found by individually examining the first 4,000 patents from the over 20,000 rated automatically and published on the websitehttps://sociality.today. The patents presented on the project website and in this coloring book were retrieved from the Google Patents platform through a custom-made script exploiting a vulnerability in the limits imposed by the search engine.
This book aims to expose technology that employs devious psychological tactics through artificial intelligence, algorithms, data mining, interactive interfaces, social media platforms, and methods for targeting and tracking online users. In the Coloring Book of Technology for Social Manipulation, the artist Paolo Cirio organized the patents into the chapters Discrimination, Polarization, Control, Addiction, Deception, Manipulation, Censorship, Targeting, Profiling, Biometrics, and Surveillance.
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“Emotional manipulation has dire consequences for victims. It can greatly affect their mental and physical health.” 💯💯💯
I look back and wonder how much of my physical illnesses and mental health struggles over the years was just me, and how much of it is as a result of covert narcissist abuse. During the course of our marriage I developed two autoimmune diseases with hundreds of symptoms; a couple years before our separation I was desperately ill all the time. I fought hard to regain my health. In the last 6 months of our marriage I developed quite severe ectopic heartbeats (arrhythmia/skipping heart beats). My mental health was a massive struggle for many years. I wonder how much of this was my body and spirit and sub-conscious mind reacting to circumstances that my conscious mind could not yet comprehend. That somewhere within me on a deeper level I was aware that something was very wrong, but my conscience mind and heart couldn’t see it. Maybe.
When the discard happened, I literally wanted to end my life as I honestly thought I was such an awful person that had driven away the greatest guy in earth. I was that deceived and manipulated and brainwashed. It wasn’t until several weeks post-discard that I had my D-day; my eyes were opened to the awful truth about his lying & cheating & fraud & stealing & sick mind-games, and I went no-contact. It has been so traumatic, and is taking me a long time to heal. It’s been almost 18months now... I’ve come a long way but it has changed who I am on a very deep fundamental level.
The Narc (and most of his flying-monkey enabling family) couldn’t care less about me anymore. 20years... but now I am nothing to him, and to them, as they so coldly and suddenly cut me out of the family in an unexpected instant.
Covert Narcissistic Abuse is hard to explain, but gosh it is so friggin severely traumatic and deeply hurtful. Thank God that I have been saved from living any more years under this secret covert abuse. Now is time to slowly heal and keep building my new life.