Future of Work: Anti-Surveilance Toolkits with Carrie Wang

As more people have started working from home, surveillance in the remote workplace has intensified. Companies are finding new ways to monitor their employees through webcams, screen capturing, audio recording and more. Employee monitoring software is flourishing. The privacy and mental wellbeing of remote workers is at risk.

In this workshop, following an introduction to the topic from by Tech Resident Carrie Wang, participants will work together in small groups to find creative ways for remote workers to reclaim some of their privacy under the circumstances.

Date: This in-person workshop will meet once on Saturday, March 5 from 1-3pm.

Price: Free ($10 suggested donation).

Audience: Open to all.

Materials: Materials will be provided.

Carrie Sijia Wang is a New York-based artist making interactive experiences inspired by bureaucratic processes, standardized tests, and hidden systems. Her interdisciplinary practice uses graphic design, code, video, and live performance to explore the space between the real and the fictional, the rational and the absurd.

Wang is a 2021-2022 member of NEW INC, 2021 Pioneer Works resident, 2020 Mozilla Creative Media Award recipient, and 2019-2020 research fellow at the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at New York University. Her work has been shown with venues including the Onassis Foundation, ACM SIGGRAPH, New York Transit Museum, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, A.I.R. Gallery, New York Live Arts, and CultureHub.

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Classes at Pioneer Works are made possible by Sandeman Port.

This program is supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.