Chris Collins
(American)

Hitch (beta), 2017–18
Online game
Courtesy of the artist

Chris Collins, screenshot of Hitch (beta), 2017–18.
Chris Collins, screenshot of Hitch (beta), 2017–18.
Chris Collins, screenshot of Hitch (beta), 2017–18.

About Hitch

This online game introduces users to what artist Chris Collins describes as “the awkward small talk that will take place between you and your autonomous vehicle service.” Hitch begins with a friendly conversation between you and the driverless car of a fictitious rideshare company. As automation becomes increasingly common and entire labor sectors are, in Silicon Valley parlance, "disrupted," Collins asks us to consider what we are willing to sacrifice for the sake of convenience and technological progress.