I Agree To The Terms is a new online performance being developed by The Builders
Association in collaboration with a community of “microworkers,” or “MTurk workers,” who train the algorithms that shape our online experience.
Most MTurk workers are Americans living below the poverty line in rural areas where jobs are scarce. They earn pennies-per-click in a vast, unregulated industry. Their assignments are repetitive, boring, maddening, and sometimes disturbing.
In this 30-45 minute encounter, Builders collaborators Moe Angelos and David Pence will be your guides, sending each audience member to a room to meet a worker. Together, they will perform microtasks and share stories before coming back to the group for a final encounter.
I Agree To The Terms is an opportunity to connect with an invisible online labor force, and to feature the “humans in the loop” of our everyday virtual encounters.
I Agree To The Terms is co-commissioned by BAM and the Onassis Foundation.
Tuesday, June 22, 4pm
Wednesday, June 23, 7pm
Thursday, June 24, 7pm