Cursor: Resistance Training
Cursor is a forthcoming publishing platform and corresponding Android and iOS fitness-tracking app that will critically explore the political and economic relationships between physical exercise tracking, data-production, and labour.
The Cursor team of Kirsty Hendry, Dave Young, and Jake Watts invite you to join them for a night of screenings, readings, and discussion. Resistance Training brings together works by artist Rumi Josephs and designer Simone C Niquille, who have both been commissioned to contribute to the Cursor app. These works will be accompanied by a talk by Dr. Karen Gregory who lectures in Digital Sociology at the University of Edinburgh.
Resistance Training will explore how shifts in digital technology are shaping the social mechanisms that produce our conceptions of ‘wellness' and ‘health’. We’re interested in the persistence with which social norms structure technological practices, asking how these technologies condition the body’s interaction with ideas of ‘work’ and ‘leisure’.
Thursday 17th March 2016, 6pm.
Evolution House, 78 West Port, Edinburgh EH1 2LE
Tickets via Eventbrite.