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“It’s not Science Fiction”: Hidden Labor, and Trauma, of USAF Drone Pilots
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“It’s not Science Fiction”: Hidden Labor, and Trauma, of USAF Drone Pilots

  On Friday of last week, Democracy Now! devoted its program to interviews with four whistle-blowing ex-Air Force personnel who were charged with piloting drones and unleashing bombs on people under the auspices the U.S.’s policy of “targeted killing.” The interviews coincide with the release of a documentary film, Drone, making its North American début this … Continue reading

Now available: New Publications on CCM; Google Glass, Race and Class; LIS, Diversity as Social Justice and Calls to Action;Digital Literacy
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Now available: New Publications on CCM; Google Glass, Race and Class; LIS, Diversity as Social Justice and Calls to Action;Digital Literacy

In the spirit of making academic work, so often cloistered in esoteric journals or inaccessible behind paywalls, accessible to all and in a timely fashion, I have begun the process of creating pre-production files of my upcoming publication. I have deposited these files in our open access institutional repository, Scholarship@Western. I intend to negotiate for … Continue reading

Surplus3: Labour and the Digital – Toronto, October 20th, 2015
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Surplus3: Labour and the Digital – Toronto, October 20th, 2015

Surplus3: Labour and the Digital A symposium celebrating the publication of Nick Dyer-Witheford’s Cyber-Proletariat: Global Labour in the Digital Vortex (Pluto Press/Between the Lines) A Letters & Handshakes event in partnership with the Digital Labour Group (University of Western Ontario) Tuesday, October 20, 2015 7:00-9:00pm Bahen Centre for Information Technology University of Toronto 40 St. George St. Room BA1180 … Continue reading