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AMT faculty Laurel Ptak is featured in the exhibition Office Space

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AMT faculty Laurel Ptak is featured in the exhibition Office Space at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Her installation “Wages For Facebook” imagines what it would mean to demand economic rights as ‘workers’ inside the logic of social media—considering the very nature of labor, as well as the politics of its refusal, in our digital age.201511_office_space_hero2_970
As offices become mobile, the nine-to-five becomes a nonstop 24-hour cycle, and the service and information economy predominates, this exhibition reflects on the rise of “immaterial labor” in developed countries. Through video, sculpture, painting, and installation, the artists in Office Space interrogate universally recognized aspects of office architecture, design, aesthetics, and protocols as a means to understand the shift toward immaterial labor practices.
Full exhibition details are here: http://ybca.org/office-space
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