Lafayette Anticipation associate curator Anna Colin talks to artist Tyler Coburn about Ergonomic Futures, a speculative project engaged with art, design, science, anthropology and writing. In this interview, Coburn discusses the research, production process and network of collaborators of a multilayered project ultimately concerned with the futures of humankind. Anna Colin: When one comes across your museum seats Ergonomic Futures (2016—) in contemporary art exhibitions—and soon in natural history, fine art, and anthropology museums—they look… [read more »]
If you thought Mechanical Turk or Fiverr had a monopoly on the outsourcing-random-shit market, you were wrong.
Eva and Franco Mattes are giving instructions to anonymous workers to realize webcam performances. By hiring performers through crowdsourcing services, no one knows who they are, where they are, or their motivations.
The resulting videos are dispersed on obscure social networks around the world, in Cambodia, Russia, China, Zambia…
Links to new videos are posted daily here.
Apart from being your new pastime, BEFNOED provides you with the opportunity to branch out and socialize on non-Western networks, like YouKu and BlueWorld. Also, remember LiveJournal? It’s technically Russian now — or has been since 2007 — so you can watch non-Western twins standing in front of doorways there too.