Tinderpolitics - swiping right or left?

Apr 12, 2017, 12:46 PM

Starting with this episode I will bring you around the main themes of the book that I'm writing, DISCO SOUR. Every episode of the podcast is work in progress, scratch notes, which I will use to advance in my writing, and which I want to share with you.

Today we will discuss the concept of Tinderpolitics.

Tinderpolitics explores the differences between gay dating apps, such as Grindr, and straight dating apps, such as Tinder, through the actual encounter, dialogue, and unpack social and political agendas that each of them entail. In times where one's desires are just a swipe away, the model that satisfies the public of short attention span seems to be applicable also to other sides of life, such as different types of voting systems and opinion pools.

The world of dating apps might seem rather homogenous at the first sight, but different apps represent different strategies and intensity of encounter, and thus different agendas behind it, narratives unveiled during the performance. Through the apps, the relationship between consciousness and sensibility is transformed and the exchange of signs undergoes a process of increasing desensitazion, moving from the realm of conjunction to the one of connection, seen as the punctual and repeatable interaction of algorithmic functions.

The podcast has been produced in the frame of the performance "Tinderpolitics" together with Liva Dudareva & Eduardo Cassina, from METASITU (www.metasitu.com).

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DISCO SOUR is a speculative fiction book by Giuseppe Porcaro set in a parallel universe where tinder-like apps replace elections. It is a story about Bastian Balthazar Bux, a smartphone addict, young political leader on the verge of a breakdown, a character “in transit”, dis-jointed, out of place, and time.

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