Hyperemployment – Post-work, Online Labour and Automation

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In November 2019, Aksioma started a one-year program of events entitled Hyperemployment - Post-work, Online Labor and Automation curated by Domenico Quaranta and Janez Janša.

Now we are ready to wrap up this experience with a publication featuring words by Domenico Quaranta, Luciana Parisi, Silvio Lorusso, !Mediengruppe Bitnik and Felix Stalder, and the works of all the artists who were part of the program.

Co-published by NERO and Aksioma, and designed by Superness (Federico Antonini and Alessio D'Ellena), Hyperemployment - Post-work, Online Labor and Automation is an attempt to investigate our fragile, troubled, scattered present, in which the borders between life and work, home and office, sleep and wake, private and public, human and machine have faded, and in which the personal is not just political but economic. A catchphrase borrowed from media theorist Ian Bogost, describing “the Exhausting Work of the Technology User”, hyperemployment allows us to grasp a situation which the current pandemic has turned endemic, to analyse the present and discuss possible futures.

If you are interested in the book, check it out and pre-order it on NERO Editions' website! > www.neroeditions.com/hyperemployment/

Leading up to the book release, Aksioma presents two streaming events:

STREAM #1 / Monday, 23 November 2020 at 5 PM (CET)
Silvio Lorusso & Sebastian Schmieg
Moderated by Davor Mišković

STREAM #2 / Monday 7 December 2020 at 5 PM (CET)
Felix Stalder in conversation with !Mediengruppe Bitnik

Find more here > aksioma.org/streaming