New American Sweatshop: Training Module
By Amelia Marzec
New American Sweatshop: Training Module simulates the workflow and economics of a fictional electronics cooperative in a dystopian future. It trains citizens to barter and use electronic waste to create simple circuits that will form new communication devices. This will allow us to have ownership over our telecommunications infrastructure in cases of political unrest or disaster relief.
Amelia Marzec is a Brooklyn-based artist focused on enabling activist communities through innovative uses of technology. Her work has been exhibited at Flux Factory, NY Hall of Science, Governor’s Island, MIT, SIGGRAPH, DUMBO Arts Festival, and Rhizome ArtBase. She was a resident at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, a fellow at A.I.R. Gallery, and a nominee for the World Technology Awards. Her work has been featured in Wired, Make, Hyperallergic, Neural Magazine, Metropolis Magazine, and the front page of Reddit. She holds an MFA from Parsons School of Design, and a BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts.