Bias Resume Shredder

For disobedient electronics, I build a shredder that shreds resume of applicant who fails to meet the “hidden” criteria. The definition of a qualified candidate has been blurry in a job hunt, especially in Taiwan.¬†Western people have a higher chance of getting an english teaching position in nursery schools, not because they are more skillful at the language but because they are Caucasian. A pregnant applicant gets rejected because she is expecting to miss a few weeks of work due to labor or maternity issue, which then will cause a great impact on the company’s profit. Furthermore, older people were perceive to be less productive, less creative, and have more health problems.

The shredder has three inputs – age, gender, race. It decides whether to trigger the shredder depending on your input combinations.

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Order more claw

For our first homework, we were asked to build a critical object. Adi and I listed down topics we have in mind, some of these were capitalism, addiction over smartphone, online shopping waste creation, and household food waste. At the end of the day, we decided to dealt with the online shopping topic since it is relatable to both of us.

The evolution of online shopping has increase drastically over the past decade. It’s easier than ever to shop a wide variety of goods, from clothing, electronics, to daily consumables. However, all these comes with a consequence. The creation of excess waste through packaging, especially cardboards.

It is an easy-to-find material even in ITP floor. We find different sizes of cardboards and stacked them inside one another, similar to Russian doll method, pointing out how frequent online shopping happens in our life. Inside the smallest box is button with “order more boxes” label , implying the cycle that is never ending.