By Trebor Scholz
Digital Labor calls at the reader to ascertain the moving websites of work markets to the net throughout the lens in their political, technological, and ancient making. web clients at the moment create lots of the content material that makes up the internet: they seek, hyperlink, tweet, and submit updates—leaving their "deep" facts uncovered. in the meantime, governments pay attention in, and large agencies song, examine, and expect clients’ pursuits and conduct.
This designated selection of essays presents a wide-ranging account of the darkish aspect of the web. It claims that the divide among relaxation time and paintings has vanished in order that each element of existence drives the electronic economic climate. The booklet unearths the anatomy of playbor (play/labor), the trap of exploitation and the possibility of empowerment. finally, the 14 thought-provoking chapters during this quantity ask how clients can politicize their bothered complicity, create public choices to the centralized social internet, and thrive online.
Contributors: Mark Andrejevic, Ayhan Aytes, Michel Bauwens, Jonathan Beller, Patricia Ticineto Clough, Sean Cubitt, Jodi Dean, Abigail De Kosnik, Julian Dibbell, Christian Fuchs, Lisa Nakamura, Andrew Ross, Ned Rossiter, Trebor Scholz, Tizania Terranova, McKenzie Wark, and Soenke Zehle
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