A viral four-person health monitoring and diagnostic system practiced from couches all over the world. Three non-expert participants create a three-dimensional “hologram” of a fourth participant’s physical, psychological and social health, and each becomes, the focus of three other people’s care in an expanding network.
In an era when capitalism leaves so many to suffer and to die, with neoliberal self-care offering little more than a bandaid, how can we take health and care back into our hands? In The Hologram, Cassie Thornton puts forward a bold vision for revolutionary care: a viral, peer-to-peer feminist health network. One part art, one part activism, one part science fiction, this book offers the reader a guide to establishing a Hologram network as well as reflections on this cooperative work in progress.
“Thornton wrote a book that is a call for action, a manual to follow word by word, it represents the feasible utopia. The Hologram is an undercommoning practice which uses the very same broken system we live in to imagine a new method, so everyone could thrive, but together.” – from a review by Alessandra Saviotti