Are / You / Actually

A quiz on online idleness!

Commissioned by Phoenix (Leicester, UK)








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This quiz asks participants about their time spent online and general perception of time well spent. A series of short agree/disagree style questions is interspersed with chances to write and sketch personalised responses. As they complete the questions, an abstracted visualisation of their answers begins to develop. This visualisation reacts in real time to answers and their level of interaction with the page, creating a space to play with the aesthetics and underlying structures of meditative apps and games.

The quiz encourages participants to think of their mouse or touchscreen as a ‘smart camera’, and contemplate how these devices and the data we produce with them are part of complex processes related to Surveillance Capitalism, even in our idle time.