Today I am giving a lecture titled “User Labor” at Neuberger Museum of Art. I will speak about the flaws I see in the Architecture of Participation –-data ownership, data valuation-– in relation to the User Labor project. We will discuss living physical/digital processes and aesthetics of extreme use in networks and their relation to contemporary art making. I will present instances from “MYPOCKET,” “Meta-Markets,” and “User Labor Markup Language (ULML).”
Also I am happy to announce that my work will be featured in the Neuberger Museum exhibition New Media: Why in March 2009.
* Image above is a shot from MYPOCKET Transaction Graph.