Tag: digital labour

One of the arguments which pervades Uberworked and Underpaid, by Trebor Scholz, concerns the materiality of digital labour. As someone whose back and neck start to ache if I spend too much time at a computer, I’ve always found the tendency to assume there is something mysteriously immaterial about using computers to be rather absurd. […]

There’s an interesting passage in Uberworked and Underpaid, by Trebor Scholz, in which he discusses the contrasting experience of Amazon Mechanical Turk by users and workers. From loc 719: While AMT is profiting robustly, 11 it has –following the observations of several workers –not made significant updates to its user interfaces since its inception, and […]

I just came across this great collection on Social Europe Journal. I’d stopped following it for a while but it seems to have gone through some changes. I look forward to working my way through these: http://www.socialeurope.eu/focus/shaping-the-digital-society/ The Digital Revolution is set to dramatically change our lives in the coming years and policy- and decision-makers need to […]

How good do these look? A potentially really important book series: Dynamics of Virtual Work Book Series Launch University of Westminster 309 Regent Street, W1B 2HW, London January 21, 2016, 18:00-20:00 http://www.westminster.ac.uk/camri/events/dynamics-of-virtual-work Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dynamics-of-virtual-work-tickets-19751489236 Sponsored by the University of Westminster’s Communications and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), the University of Hertfordshire and Palgrave MacMillan, this event will […]

This looks like a really good opportunity: 2 PhD scholarships in digital labour analysis & digital ideology critique 2 PhD scholarships in digital labour analysis & digital ideology critique University of Westminster: Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies & Comunication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) Three years, full time £16,000 annual stipend plus fee waiver http://www.westminster.ac.uk/courses/research-degrees/research-areas/media-arts-and-design/research-studentships/westminster-institute-for-advanced-studies-research-studentship […]