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Casad, Madeleine
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:57 am    Post subject: (no subject)

What a fantastic range of projects on the Blast Theory site. Their brilliant app work Karen (2015) certainly belongs in this discussion. Its framework of the “life coach” professional relationship points to a version of care that’s openly commodified, yet becomes realistically convoluted and compelling as the story unfolds. It begins with intimacy as entertainment and ends with ‘personality’ returned to you as a data report. A gift of self-knowledge from the life coach – or? Algorithmically probing the “unknown knowns” of the app-bound interlocutor’s unseen myriad of data traces…


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