“General Intellect”, recently exhibited at a disused school building next to Amazon's campus in Seattle, is a project that hires hundreds of workers and pays them money to make videos according to specific instructions. Following the logic of Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (mTurk) microlabor site, workers are not informed who they are working for, or what the purpose of their task is. Consent is obtained via the mTurk terms and conditions where workers relinquish all intellectual property rights to their work. Despite this, the workers used the videos as a platform to overshare, perform and document the minutiae of their everyday lives. The project makes visible marginalized human workers who are ensconced within a system that literally attempts to turn them into machines. In the process the project reveals how an automated, content-rich, attention-scarce economy has impacted how we live, work, and communicate with other human beings.