Towards an emancipatory understanding of widespread datafication

The technological connected society is exposed to a new logic of surveillance capitalism and social inequality — derived from widespread datafication. In this research essay I examine what the best activist response to this logic is. By analysing two installations — Unfit-Bits and Data Production Labour — experienced at The Glass Room in London, I argue that art as an activist response can challenge the cultural understanding of technology and data: it can empower the individual and lead to collective action in a datafied society.

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sustainable tech / feminist futures / data + society / visions of nature + ecologies / co-founder MOTIF Institute / @KatrinFritsch