I tried the Slavery Footprint experience. 26 slaves work for me according to their metrics. Here are my thoughts:
- I never felt like I had the tools and information to totally answer some of the things they were asking. The diet portion asked me to recall far too much and make too many estimations about my diet so as to be practically useless in my case. The medicine cabinet part was a bit confusing.
- I think they automatically disabled some of the things that are considered “lady only” based on my gender answer. This is arguably problematic, but it was also just weird seeing some already unchecked. The icons in this portion were a mixed bag as well – I could tell which was a razor, but had to stare for awhile to realize the palm trees represented sunscreen. The icon for aspirin seemed to stand in for all medications, and it seemed strange to me that this section had no way to refine the bathroom part more.
- The closet part was annoying because everything defaulted to 50 and the sliders were small enough that they didn’t allow me to fine-tune easily.
- The project measures how many slaves you have working for you, so there’s obviously going to be a bit of an accusatory tone to it. I think they do a very good job of making it inviting and judgement-free for the most part, but found myself chafing at the sex-for-pay portion because it becomes significantly more hamfisted in this regard.
- I need to give them my email in order to see a detailed breakdown of my numbers. I would love to have that information, but I am guarded with my email address and don’t want to give it to them.
My JSON is a list of the warnings/cautions/dangers found in the Soldier’s Manual of Common Tasks/Warrior Skills Level 1 book. I’ve often wanted to do something with these – they represent the most extreme conditions and possibilities a soldier may face. I plan to create a project from this JSON later. It’s incomplete, because there were far more than I thought there would be, but it can be viewed here.
I also wanted to share a JSON I made last semester for this (not totally responsive) project. One of my intentions this semester is to improve upon this project, so I wanted to make sure it’s on your radar.