I created this series of illustrations for The Guardian’s G2 magazine, 20 February 2017, working with Guardian art director Ellen Wishart. The article, by Chitra Ramaswamy, focussed on how popular apps like AirBnB and Uber can facilitate prejudice by enabling users to deny each other on the grounds of, for example, what they look like on their profile photograph (ie on the grounds of race etc). The writer questions whether the lauded Sharing Economy is just a spontaneous deregulation movement (‘companies deregulating themselves’). These massively profitable organisations seem to shirk responsibility and permit discrimination. If they don’t change they will make the world a worse place – so don’t believe their creepy Utopian marketing messages! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qUTYHnLz2g
See full post here: Image Blog - Joe Magee2017-02-28.