“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.”
Bias, social class, money, location and etc are effecting the way that we have access to resources and flourish in our lives. But is there a better way to remove these constrains? A group of three Transdisciplinary students at Parsons, the New School for Design came together to explore a speculative world without having human as government but getting help from data and algorithms to manage our society with the goal of reaching equality in source distributions.
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.