It is as if you were doing work
The robots are here! No more work! It’s great! Is it great?! Wait! You feel apathetic and unproductive! You miss clicking buttons! You miss waiting for progress bars! You miss checkboxes! You miss work! But it’s going to be okay! Use this handy application and it is as if you were doing work!
It is as if you were doing work is a work of speculative play, presenting a vision of a possible/near-future in the form of an application that helps people pretend they’re doing standard-issue computer work. Jump in an answer emails, write documents, click check boxes, and so much more!
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- Beschizza, Rob. It Is As If You Were Doing Work is a browser game celebrating Windows 3-era cubicle drudgery. 4 July 2017. Boing Boing.
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- Porreca, Ray. This browser game simulates workplace tedium and soul-crushing, endless memos. 4 July 2017. Destructoid.
- Hulfish, Garrett. PREFER WORK TO LIFE? TRY THE ‘IT IS AS IF YOU WERE DOING WORK’ GAME. Digital Trends. 5 July 2017.
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- Ce jeu vous demande de faire tout ce que vous faites déjà au boulot. 6 July 2017. UFunk.
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- Polansky, Lana. Notes on It’s As If You Were Doing Work: Do Nothing, Feel Fine. Sufficiently Human. 3 April 2018.
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