80+1: Microbloggingsuit for an Industrial Worker

This project was part of Ars Electronica’s ambitious 80+1 project. It formed part of the Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture Year, and was sponsored by Voestalpina and Linz 09.

Details about 80+1 project
80+1 website

Artist: Flaviu Moldovan [Romania]
Topic: Identity
Location: Pitesti, Romania

In the project “Microbloggingsuit for an Industrial Worker,” the artist wants to provide typical manual laborers with custom-build hands-free communication devices to connect them from any possible place on Earth to Internet. The repetitive work of a car producer, a textile sewer and a check-out person in supermarkets is verbalized as a Twitter message. The project aims to give him or her a voice and attempts to show what his or her work environment is like.

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