Digital Self Final / MFADT Thesis


The Qualified Life is an embodied Dystopian experience that re-imagines the relationship between ourselves and our work, between the Quantified Self and the Quantified Other, and between quantification and qualification.

Imagine arriving at a job interview, and having to prove your qualifications to a machine.  Would you trust this machine to understand your personality and how you are qualified for the job? How would you feel during this experience, having no knowledge of what data sets the interviewer are using to judge your aptitude for the job?

In taking a critical and satirical approach to the current trend of Quantified Self and Internet of Things in product design, this year long research explores the ethical quandaries of employee monitoring and risk management policies in the workplace, as they exist in the form of gamification, pervasive computing technology, and corporate wellness.