Project Description

A Vigil for Some Bodies

In A Vigil For Some Bodies, virtual workers were hired on to light a candle for somebody. Instead of the digital maneuvers, the elastic workforce is often tasked with performing (sorting, labeling, captioning, or even making short videos or images), for this Human Intelligence Task, Turkers were paid for a moment of self-care. Thinking of others, whether acted upon or in silence, is a form of reflection. This activity required the Turker to pause from online activity to take a moment for self-reflection with a gesture towards somebody loved, lost, or remembered.

Faculty Credits – xtine burrough


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