This is a brief and very partial documentation of the Master Thesis project, because I am in the process of editing, updating and re-working out all the material I presented at the Sandberg Instituut Graduation Show, on June 2016.
For the graduation project of the two year MFA Designing Democracy Master Programme (Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam), I presented an installation piece composed of:
- a Google Chrome Extension called ow— drawing-cursor, that when used, invisibly records the cursor’s movements of a user and let them see the result of their interactions in the form of drawings, re-inforcing a sense of uselessness in tracking everything while shifting the position of agency between human user and computer;
- a video interview 1 with philosopher and writer Federico Campagna, expanding the project’s inquiry from labour on the internet, to questions about the shift toward universal basic income-based societies, the relationship between the human and the machinic, and what work does mean nowadays.
- a zine compiling some extracts from the thesis essay ow—Labour in a Post-work, Posthuman society 2.