Tally Saves the Internet is more than a game with cool real-world features.
The internet has grown into a pervasive and automated system dedicated to capturing and selling our attention to the highest bidder. Data from every post, view, or click, is recorded and monetized in order to influence our personality, purchases, and politics. On one hand, these systems provide custom experiences, connect us with millions of people and ideas, and invigorate human culture. Yet, the development of algorithms and intelligent machines to filter, analyze, and exploit our data most often isolates us in bubbles instead encouraging debate in the public sphere. Rather than promoting peace and equality, corporations develop new technologies to offer distractions and empty truths, use behavioral targeting and automation to influence elections without accountability, and further empower those already in control.