Sebastian Schmieg - Extensions

Sebastian Schmieg - Extensions

Extensions

2017, commissioned software box

While technology is often described as an extension of our body, my software box hints at a reversed relationship: digital workers as software extensions.

The ubiquitous network and the computerisation of everything have not only blurred the lines between bots and people – in fact, supposedly autonomous programs are sometimes people that have to act as if they were software. This development has also made it very easy for everyone to hire, program and retire humans as part of any workflow: bodies and minds that can be plugged in, be re-wired, and be discarded as one sees fit.

See 3D view of the box

For WINDOWS, Basel, an exhibition curated by Jamie Allen and Moritz Greiner-Petter