My attempt to synthesize the last several years of the emerging field of technology criticism into a set of recurring general principles. These ideas belong to many different thinkers. The contribution here is primarily distilling them down to their essential point and collecting them in one spot. My next step is to provide a “see more” section for texts and a “problems and examples” section.
In October of 2015 Max Ryan interviewed me about museums and technology. Over a period of time we wrangled the responses into the following exchange for publication. With his permission, I've reproduced it below for those interested.
I reviewed a new productivity app called "Go Fucking Do It" for Rhizome.org.
This app struck me as grossly indicative of our new socio-economic paradigm. Aspirational, emotional, and affective labor: we've fully opted into a market of updates and broadcasted life goals, it only natural that an application be would drawn in to seek to extract a profit from the anxiety of being a self-reliant, mobile, prosumer operating in a near total vacuum of traditional social bonds.