I’m posting this table, as I think it fairly elegantly summarizes what I called “proletarianization” in the previous User Condition posts. The step forward I made here is to connect the level of user gestures to that of the algorithm. The table as image can be found here.
|repetitive, semi-automatic, “mindless” gestures||infinite scroll, swipe||assembly|
|movement without relocation||feed (the user doesn’t leave the page)||conveyor belt (the worker doesn’t leave their position)|
|externalized, opaque, inaccessible knowledge (savoir)||algorithm (arranging data into lists)||industrial know-how (arranging parts into objects)|