You're A Libra... Whether You Believe In Astrology Or Not
A collaboration with artist Hilda Moucharrafieh
The project revolves around a recent shift
towards the use of self-learning
algorithms by life insurance companies
in order to determine the pricing of life
How does a self-learning algorithm price
our life depending on gender, race,
physical ability, and labor viability?
How does the logic of the algorithm categorize
us, and how does that influence our behavior
in complying with those categories whether
we believe in them or not?
Departing from personal experiences, this work evolves from exploring the relationship between life insurance policies and labor value, towards the influence of self-learning algorithms on the shaping of today’s valuation of life under hyper-capitalistic systems. In other words, to what extent does automation inform the individual of a certain view of life, which in itself is shaped by the existing prejudices of our cultures.