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Outsource Me!Outsource Me!

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Outsource Me! is an ironic subversion of the practice of outsourcing, which consists on the hiring of foreign low-wage workers by employers from developed countries.

My proposal was to temporarily upset that power relationship. I chose my own employer, within the context of an agreement established by myself, to develop a piece of software art as an outsourced worker. At the same time, I was outsourcing myself the task of thinking of an idea for the piece.

The project was developed in two stages: an open call for ideas, for which I built a special website, and the execution of the piece itself after the specifications of the winning idea.

More that twenty proposals were submitted. I chose one among them: Go-Logo, by Eric Londaits. As the winner of the call, he became my boss for a while, and collaborated on the development of his plan.

The project was funded by Readme 100 Software Art Festival, and its outcome was presented to the public on November 2005 in Dortmund, Germany.

Prizes and exhibitions

  • November 2005: Readme 100 Software Art Festival, State and City Library , Dortmund, Germany.