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

Social Media’s Dirty Work: Contextualizing the Facebook Screening Controversy

In the past few days my inbox has seen an influx in forwards from friends and colleagues, all sharing links with me covering the recent revelation that Facebook outsources some of its dirtiest work, and that those  firms handling Facebook's outsourced labor pay exploitatively low wages for some of the most psychologically damaging digital work… Continue reading Social Media’s Dirty Work: Contextualizing the Facebook Screening Controversy