HYPEREMPLOYED OR FEMINIZED LABOR?

Hi all, I am participating in a conversation through the iDC listserv organized by Trebor Scholz at the New School. If you are interested in digital labor (or the future of labor in general) and the New School’s upcoming conference (November 2014), which promises to be excellent and will bring together scholars, researchers, labor organizers, activists, and […]

DATA AND MAGICK: ALEATORY TECHNOLOGIES

Below is the talk I gave at the Data and Magick “Unconference”, which I truly hope becomes a full conference next year. As Kate Crawford so aptly put it: First conference I’ve been to where Foucault, Crowley, data science, demons and policing are discussed in one session. #magickcodes — Kate Crawford (@katecrawford) December 6, 2014 I gave […]

BIG DATA, LIKE SOYLENT GREEN, IS MADE OF PEOPLE

Karen Gregory | City CollegeGhost in the MachineResponse to Frank Pasquale given at Triple CanopyNovember 1, 2014 Discussions of automation have, of late, seemed to bifurcate along two lines. The first line suggests that we, the puny humans, are doomed. The machines (the robots, bots, algorithms, algorithmic architectures…) have arrived and they are better than […]

GOOD WIVES: ALGORITHMIC ARCHITECTURES AS METABOLIZATION

Below is the text of the talk I gave at Digital Labor: Sweatshops, Picket Lines, and Barricade, which was held in New York last week (November 14th-16th) The title of the talk is “Good Wives: Algorithmic Architectures as Metabolization.” This talk has a few different starting points, which include a forum I held last March on Angela Mitropoulos’ […]

FROM SHARING TO COOPERATION: LESSONS FROM MONDRAGÓN IN THE “NEW ECONOMY”

Here is a copy of the talk that I gave at the “First International Conference on the Links between USA and Spain” in April, 2014 at the University of Alcala.  The title of the talk is “From Sharing to Cooperation: Lessons from Mondragón in the ‘New Economy.’” As you may know, the phrase “the new economy” emerged […]