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Our goal is to collect all scooters in the area. Push them collectively, overcoming the growing resistance of algorithms that cling with brakes to the wheel every minute, more and more.

Setting-up exercises: warming up the working parts of our bodies. We are interested in muscle softness, which buffers the resistance of algorithms. First tensing muscles, then becoming soft in those parts of the body that we will mate with scooters. Strength test of "muscle ribbons". Training is not amenable to algorithmization. What is not yet algorithmized is done by humans.

Going to the street. The tactical situation is indicated on the screenshot of the application, the algorithms of which allow you to use scooters per minute. The first scooter is the first experience. Minute confusion. It is visible in the video. The first heroine is trying the resistance of platform economies in a situation where a collision with these economies goes beyond the boundaries of the encoded and prepaid user experience .
A minute passes – the siren squeals from the small holes on the scooter wheel. Algorithmic protection of private property. Do not pay attention! The next scooter. The beginning of self-organization. Who will win! We combine muscle efforts to continue resistance. And here’s the third one! The fatigue of the collective. Cooperation. Scooter on a scooter. Emancipative vertical. Stretching. Experience beyond user agreement requires effort. We are waiting for the others who are struggling with algorithms. The next scooter has already been rolled away. But here are two more. It turns out that the brakes are only installed on the rear wheel. If the two of us roll by lifting the rear wheel, then the algorithms resist in vain. In vain they spend battery power on compressing the brakes. Fatigue. Voice: can I leave it? Give up! Well then, I’ll give up. Voice: no, that won’t work, we are aggregating them all, so I’ll pick this one up instead of you. Well, are we going home or continuing our aggregation? Who else wants a scooter? Well, me! Then let's go. Here, it is not far! We are almost at the border of the blue circle of the geolocation error. There it is! From the black van number 9, the voice of the entropy tamer of platform economies says: "Hello! Is anything wrong with scooters? I received a signal, I arrived." "With them everything is good – bad with our data, which you collect using these devices scattered around the city," Marina quickly says. "What can you say about this?" "I find it difficult, but maybe I resist ... Do you want me to call my boss?" "Yes, it would be very kind of you!" "Good afternoon! Here, some kind of activists ... collect scooters around the district and carry them on their hands ... they want to talk about their data. They say that what concerns their data is political. Ok! I'll turn on the speakerphone!" "Hello. It's Sunday and I'm actually at the gym having my training session..." "It's great, so do we. Thanks to the devices you are in responsibility with." "So what do you want to know?" "How do you use our data? Do you know?" "Well, maybe I know... but I have to go – ask questions by email." Laughter. "Write it down!" "Thank you! Have a good training session!"

The tamer of algorithmic entropy is again one on one with us. Those who are next to him can clearly see the chat screen with his boss, who is now in the gym. Chatting: well, who is it... someone like activists... are they normal? I want a photo with them... yes, it seems like normal ... I want to know more... The entropy tamer says that the boss wants to understand better the situation and he would need to make a photo with scooters scattered. The split of the collective – to play along or stand aside? "Please make us a common photo." "Yeah, done!" "Cool, thank you!" "Can you throw it to me?" "Of course!" Bluetooth is the effort and resistance of interfaces that you have not learned to use. "Okay, let's use instagram!" "OK!" A snapshot of the disposition of forces flows into corporate data centers. "I have the whole city in full view." Talking about working conditions. Solidarity-eyewink. "Have a nice day!" The entropy tamer of platform economies disappears in the street perspective. He is called by new anomalies in the joints of human bodies, the city and the algorithms.

What algorithms are now between you and the electric scooter?

What algorithms track only the scooter?

How is soft power of scoter anti-theft organized?

Is anyone watching you now?

If this is a person, how many scooters does he / she have under control at the same time?

What emotions does he / she feel about this?

For whom is it difficult to push the scooter now, how do you think?
Do you want to help him / her?

At what point do you drop the scooter you are pushing?

Do you think the scooter is rolling harder now or not?

If you don’t ride a scooter now, please think about your desires. Would you like to push a scooter? Why / why not?

Which electric scooter from those in your group do you like best? Why?

What is your queue number for a scooter?

Build according the numbers for a scooter in one line.

What do you think, how many sharing scooters there are in Gothenburg
And how many sharing scooters there are all over the world?
How many people do you need to look after all of them?
How many algorithms?

How fast should be the process of keeping an eye on all sharing scooters?

How many data centers does all electric scooters software take?

How do you think how much did it cost to develop an app that looks after scooters?

What do you think, what damage do you do to the company that operates these scooters when you roll them without renting.

Are we scooter aggregators? Do we form any community?

What do you think about the resistance of algorithms / the resisting algorithms?

How much does the resistance of algorithms resonate into muscles?

Who will get tired faster, you or the algorithms?

Is it possible to automate the process of pushing the scooters?

Electricity will end, but will scooters then remain?

If you need to free up the space on your phone, which application will you remove first?

How many hours per week do you work as a user?

When was the last time you lied when filling out forms, applications or other personal data? What is your lying strategy?

Did you enjoy random numbers that sometimes appear in your life (Wi-Fi access codes, mobile phone numbers, order numbers, prices)?

How did you escape when the internet disappeared in your city?

Do you sometimes feel uncomfortable with other users?

To whom did you pay for work the last time online, without knowing this person? what kind of work was that? which interfaces separated you?

Would you like your computer / smartphone to get tired with you?

Describe your physical sensations when you understand that the algorithm understood you? (navigator in maps, social networks that show you the news you consider important, an application that tells you when your monthly cycle began)

Are you afraid to slip on glossy interfaces (the floor of a shopping center or the unbreakable glass of your smartphone)?

What color of the interface buttons do you like most?

Do applications installed on your smartphone get revenge on you?

Describe in a few words the conflict between glossy and craft, glossy and DIY.

When was the last time you dreamed about the application interface? Have you been inside of this interface or looked at it from outside?

Do you use some sort of service collectively?

Do you develop qualities that do not yet have practical benefits?

How much do you owe to the algorithms?

Training session "Who will get tired faster, you or the algorithms?"

On January 12, 2020 eeefff proposed everyone to join the training session in collecting all the nearest electric scooters in Backaplan district, Gotheborg. We agreed to take them with us without renting, but pushing them with our muscles after making necessary body exercises, discussing what algorithms are between us and an electric scooter, carrying collectively as it's hard to make it alone, training with our limited emotional resources, growing unprofitable and impractical communication skills, considering how much does the resistance of algorithms resonate into muscles, playing with decomposition of interfaces and protocols, talking about who is getting tired more – we or the algorithms. At the end of the journey, after collecting 7 scoters, being exhausted and having a stop for rest, we were joined by the worker of the scoter company.

Aleksei Borisionok
Aliaxey Talstou
Alina Dzeravianka
Barbara Ekström
Christin Wahlström Eriksson
Denis Romanovski
Dorna Aslanzadeh
Elin Wikström
Fredrik Hagstedt
Hampus Pettersson
Inga Lindarenka
Linda Tedsdotter
Liza Mihalchuk
Maxim Sarychau
Olia Sosnovskaya
Sanna Samuelsson
Vera Kavaleuskaya

Maxim Sarychau, Nicolay Spesivtsev, Dzina Zhuk

Barbara Ekström

Status project
Project ÅP( Ångpannegatans Processer)