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Digital labour and the epistemic fallacy 

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 […]

The duality of the platform: users and workers

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 […]

Work in the Digital Society

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 […]

Dynamics of Virtual Work: Book series launch

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 […]