Platforms seduce their users into performing the unpaid work of content creation—uploading the texts, photographs, videos, and music that are the raw material of the digital world—while mining their metadata to create new markets for corporate and military surveillance. “Many of the other platforms are quite devious,” she said. “We don’t really know whether your face is being used to train facial-recognition algorithms or something like that.” In the digital economy, free labor tenders a self-replenishing vein of gold for capital’s pickaxe. https://www.newyorker.com/culture/persons-of-interest/hito-steyerls-digital-visions
Intimacy with digital technologies breaks down the boundaries of male-female, nature-culture, body-mind and displays both a gendered battlefield and an alternative located directly in the center of the historically male-dominated field of interaction design.
Staying with the Trouble through Design. Critical-feminist Design of Intimate Technology. Marie Louise Juul Søndergaard