Playbour: The New Workaholism

Borders between play and labour are disappearing. Work time and leisure have become unified in one never-ending shift. This is especially articulated through our networked presence in multi-internet reality. Every hour of our play, minute of entertainment and megabyte of shared data generates profit. This realm of the lost division between labour and play is called playbour. All of us have become players in this game. But who is the real winner?

Playbour is an activity of work that feels like a play and leisure – attractive and pleasurable production. Examples of this phenomena are social networks as Facebook, Tumblr, fashion blogs, game modding etc., that function playfully but generate profit to others.

Part of the graduation project Playbour: The New Workaholism by Tereza Ruller @ The Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague. All rights reserved (c) 2015

Ventolin – music, lyrics, mix, production
Ondřej Ježek, studio Jámor – mastering
The Rodina – concept, art direction, video, design, lyrics
BumBum Satori -production

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