RTFM (Read The Fucking Manual)

2020

Amazon certificate mail on parchment

RTFM (Read The Fucking Manual) consists of a certificate that I obtained from AWS Amazon Web Services after completing a course on cloud computing provided by Amazon. I printed the mail through which I received the certificate on parchment, as it was a university degree certificate, and I framed it as such.


The artwork wants to make the public think about education-work circularity in platform capitalism. Delivery of knowledge, education, formation related to jobs by corporations like Amazon and Google is produced to prepare future workers to work in the same company by which they have been trained. In a near future, companies will issue degree certificates. The latter will serve mainly to correctly use platform infrastructures, actually bypassing traditional education in favour of a corporative one.