FATbit - How to cheat your Fitness Tracker

Workshop, 2016

Fitnesstracker, these small, nearly invasive technological accessories measure your physical activity and fitness. They allow you to optimize your body in a playful way, while counting your steps, your puls, your quality of sleep, your burned calories and many more personal body-related data. Soon it will be standardized that your fitnesstracker will send the collected data to your health insurance, in order to calculate your payment of contribution linked to your individual fitness.

What is the antipode of self optimization and how can we escape these ubiquitous economical bodypolitic? Is it possible to walk minus 2000 steps? How can we earn points while doing nothing? How to have a beer without the cognizance of your fitbit?

In the FATbit Workshop we convert these little selfoptimization machines at our wrists in really cool anti-optimization-extensions! The fitnesstracker is hacking our body, we're hacking it back!

FATbit - How to cheat your Fitnesstracker premiered on the 12.&13.08.2016 @Sommer der Dilettanten, lAB Artists Unlimited, Bielefeld

A FATbit is not a self optimizing tool!

A FATbit has always style.

A FATbit is not working in the logic of a competition.

A FATbit is hard to imagine.