Network-By-Desire: A Manifesto for the Cyber Epistemological Shift is a physicalized manifesto of the technological power and digital labour of a developing country, through the concept of a click cafe. Based in Chittagong, Bangladesh, the narrative deconstructs the burgeoning opportunity in developing nations. Das & Co Store presents a speculative device, Network-by-Desire, through which viewers experience a streamlined system and interface for counterfeit content creators. The device is informed by the hidden social media economy and its ambiguous terms and condition, to elucidate the cyber epistemological shift.
Nidhi Singh Rathore is a user experience designer and researcher. Presently, she is exploring Digital Design Ethnography through alternative methods, critical approaches, and thinking through making. She has worked on consumer apps, search engine engagement, marketing, and design in the fields of logistics, transportation, health, and in the public sector.