Edited by Grayson Earle — Jun 14, 2021
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IBM c. 1964. this space was designed as a projection of the new, modern world -> mediated by technology -> where businesses become homes, their leaders our parents -> (welfare capitalism) -> in this space they say they care -> but -> (profit > people) -> companies say they are sui generis -> (innovative, futuristic, moonshot thinkers) -> but really it’s the same old future we’ve seen before (right down to the furniture) -> and in the meantime we’ve forgotten the ones who said, »no thank you« to the same old future (sometimes loudly, sometimes quietly) -> and so we go around again -> in our comfortable chairs -> designed for this space. Google c. 2017.
ann haeyoung is an artist interested in technology, identity, and labor. She is an MFA candidate (2023) at UCLA.
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