Interruptions

Rolf Coppens
March 19th 2006

Every ecology needs balance. So that's also true for the ecology of the office. The office is a ecology that is highly regulated: temperature, light, humidity, distance to other living creatures and others are thought of and are standardized, often worldwide as more and more companies operate around the world.

So— what they need is a bug in the system:

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We harness interruptive technology to expose the secret possibilities of the workday. As a time-stealing agency, the Bureau of Workplace Interruptions works directly with employees to invisibly insert intimate exchange into the flow of the workday. Our promise is to create interruptions that challenge the needs of our users and the social and economic conditions of the modern workplace.

You know how receiving flowers at work can put a buzz on the rest of the day? So do we. That's why we create surprise, the kind that slices through the banal and opens up new places for your mind to wander. The ruptures we create are temporary spaces for open dialogue, invisible resistance, and general amusement. In short, we hope to invigorate some of the time you spend at work in order to create new experiences and possibilities outside the flow of capital.

How does this work?

When you submit a request for interruption, our agents go to work finding the right interruption for you. We consider your occupation, work hours, and the means by which we can contact you. Once a feasible interruption has been decided on, we work to slip it into your day via mail, email, telephone, or a workplace visit. We strive throughout this process to keep our actions invisible to your employer.

www.interruptions.org/

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2 comments

Rolf
Posted 28/03/2006 – 02:46

yeah.. but this looks real!

gon
Posted 27/03/2006 – 23:35

Remember The Game the movie with Michael Douglas?
http://imdb.com/gallery/ss/0119174/Ss/0119174/fcstil_0106-1.jpg?path=gallery&path_key=0119174
same story ;)

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