Bodily Bureaucracies is a public workshop produced by Autonomous Tech Fetish, The Commonhouse 13th Dec 2014.
This workshop set out to explore the affective and emotional reservoir in personal data, through the making of a physical database. How can re-mediating a material (finding data on some trash / instead of in statistics or form) change your perception of the forms and operations of data? How can the practices surrounding data, such as recurring form filling and data entry at the Job Centre, tax credit reviews, or nursery monitoring forms be investigated as social and political processes? The workshop explores the patterns of emotional attachment to certain data-driven systems, such as the benefit system, or new surveillance practices in schools, and attempted to re-mediate the technical processes of becoming databased onto cut-able physical material.