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Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
2015 (English)In: 14th International Symposium on Electronic Art, International Symposium on Electronic Art ISEA , 2015Conference paper (Refereed)Text
Abstract [en]

In the art work The Affect Machine I investigate new forms of contracts and widened definitions of employment that better could address today’s work realities. By merging the functionality of a social network online, with the functionality of online trading, an institution could be created that better mirror the practices of the networked economy. The starting point for the project is practices of funding artists at crowd funding sites. The micro financing of artists, rather than works of art, offers new possibilities for people other than the economic and cultural elite to become patrons of the arts. But it is not just the economy of art that focuses on special people. Singularity is something that many professions emphasize; not just artists but all sorts of creative activities, from music to massage, emphasize the unique person behind the product. Promoting a personal brand in the form of taste, education and social relations is also central to every career in an insecure and flexible labor market, not just in the creative sector. Accordingly, crowd funding of humanity (being), rather than of production of commodities (doing), is a possible scenario for a future social system.

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International Symposium on Electronic Art ISEA , 2015.
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Information Systems
Research subject
Computer and Systems Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-123973OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-123973DiVA: diva2:878617
Conference
14th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Singapore, 25 juni-3 augusti 2008 (ISEA2008)
Available from: 2015-12-09 Created: 2015-12-09 Last updated: 2016-02-09

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