“This year, for the first time, the World Happiness Report gives a special role to the measurement and consequences of inequality in the distribution of well-being among countries and regions.” – www.worldhappiness.report
Equality Analytics: Stories of Driverless Governance explores how predictive algorithms, in pursuit of a measurable “absolute equality,” might manage resources in an age of scarcity. It is a hyperbolic depiction of new technologies and an exploration of their limits and possibilities–for good and for bad–and the social interactions that might emerge from their use.
Design fictions are stories or artifacts from alternative worlds that blend elements of our present reality with a range of future possibilities in order to better understand the present and to discuss the kind of future people want. By exploring the use of tracking technology and predictive analytics through a new mode of governance, this film acts as a catalyst for policy-makers, developers, designers and global citizens to reflect on what community, equality and happiness really mean in a complex, measured world.
Created by Corey Chao, Winnie Chang and Melika Alipour Leili
Project advisors: Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby
Sound: ‘Skylark’ by Bunny Berigan and his Orchestra Philharmonic Recorded in 1941]
Sound effects courtesy of freesound. For the full list see: https://goo.gl/kLjTqs