Five Lines of Code (Short-term Project)
A Big Data company scores humans from “shooting stars” to “waste” based on their value as digital datasets. “Waste” is a digital outcast who is not present on the network at all. In that sense, Ahee can be seen as WASTE.*
But Ahee is a LUXURY. Because it escapes the achievement-principle entirely – especially in the sector of digital computing, where everything is streamlined to be as efficient as possible. Ahee is outside the digital landscape of multitasking between different sources of information and processes, and scattering ones own awareness. Ahee has nothing to do with practicality or processuality. Ahee does not communicate, but stays the way it is “So-Sein”.
*Byung-Chul Han, Psychopolitik: Neoliberalismus und die neuen Machttechniken, S. Fischer Verlag 2014
film by Yannick Spiess