Imagining a future where success depends upon our ability to be permanently cognitively sharp, quantifying ourselves with data, and able to work the long and irregular hours assigned by algorithm led corporations, Catalog for the Post-Human provides tools to help workers cope with circumstances in which their bodies may be pushed to the limit. Adjust your circadian rhythms to your work schedule with the SleepSnackers™. Test your stress levels on the move with the StressWatch™, or wake at your most alert with RemWake™. Parsons & Charlesworth’s elaborate satire asks: what are the logical conclusions of the work/life changes we’re already seeing? How will AI, brain-computer interfaces, and constant corporate surveillance impact our behavior? What are the physical and psychological consequences of giving over body and mind to the unrelenting productivity of data-driven capitalism?
Jessica Charlesworth and Tim Parsons – Parsons & Charlesworth