‘Silicon Plateau’ is an art project and publishing series that explores the intersection of technology, culture and society in the Indian IT city of Bangalore. Each volume of Silicon Plateau is a themed repository for research, artworks, essays, interviews and stories that observe the ways technology permeates the urban environment and the lives of its inhabitants.
Volume 2 explores the ecosystem of mobile apps and their on-demand services: what does it mean to be an app user today—as a worker, a client, or simply an observer? The second volume looks at how apps and their infrastructure are impacting our relationship with the urban environment; the way we relate and communicate with each other; and the way labour is changing. The result is a collection of conversations and deliberations on how we behave, what we sense, and what we might think about when using the services offered to us when we tap on our mobile devices.
With contributions by Mariam Suhail, Saudha Kasim, Mathangi Krishnamurthy, Deepa Bhasthi, Clay Kelton, Sruthi Krishnan, Vandana Menon, Furqan Jawed, Carla Duffett, Vir Kashyap, Yashas Shetty, Nicole Rigillo, Sunil Abraham, Aasavri Rai, Tara Kelton, Qusai Kathawala, Yogesh Barve, and Lucy Pawlak. - Institute of Network Cultures