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Joanne Marie Harik

MA work


fiftyEight is a game based on our increasing reliance on algorithms, and their impact on our decisions. Most of us depend on a human-machine collaboration to help us find what or who we want. The game deconstructs our relationship with software, from the most mundane tasks to life-altering situations, until the fate of an individual is decided upon. The initially Tinder or Amazon-like experience quickly turns into 58 seconds of stress – an abstraction of the 58 days that members of the military chain of command have to verify an algorithmically-provided 'kill list' of suspects in a drone strike. Same logic, same process, different outcome.


  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Information Experience Design, 2016

  • I am a multidisciplinary designer interested in creating informative interactive experiences that question the social implications of new technologies.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 2013