Image credits: Boris Zharkov

Data Production Labour

Social media platforms can use technology to turn your interactions into valuable data that can help boost their profits. Data Production Labor asks what would happen if you, as a user, could get compensated for that work. This device offers you the chance to visualize your contribution to the data economy just by scrolling through your Instagram feed. As you scroll, a sensor records your hand movements. At the same time, emotion-recognition software registers your emotional response to what you see. The piece calculates the wage you should earn for the valuable data you produce.

This project is produced as part of the Summer Sessions Network for Talent Development in a co-production of Master in Technology and Aesthetics of Electronic Arts - National University of Tres de Febrero and V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media, with support of the Creative Industries Fund NL.