Timo Bredenberg

Last Worker Standing (2015)

Dyst-ironical speculative fiction machinima.
Duration: 05:46 (loop)

Last Worker Standing is machinima (game engine based animation) about a multipurpose multitasking vacuum cleaning robot sweeping floors of ruined industrial loft premises of forgotten startup company.

Last Worker Standing shows one possible outcome of automation of work. What kind of new meanings emerge when automated robots with non-adaptive algorithms keep repeating same tasks that have lost their utility? What is work without utility?

Work shown in exhibition Gaming the System, Hakaniemi Metro Station, Helsinki.