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Online | That's Why We Work To Make Life Better

25 Apr 2020–28 Jun 2020

Overview

In light of our current “working from home” (WFH) culture, the demands of working life on all elements of waking life, from leisure to the home, has arguably reached its apex. Technology, which is meant to “make life better” and herald a new age of freedom and self-determination, has resulted in increased time dedicated to work (i.e. catching up) and self-surveillance, in the form of social media updates, texts, emails, blog posts, multi-tasking regimes, and the like. This condition is characterized by the obligation to always be “on,” an unsurprising after effect of post-Fordist labor, incorporating ever more spheres of life into its networks of surplus value generation. Spare time has been transformed into monetized time. Available to view at https://projectnativeinformant.com


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