Digital Labor: Sweatshops, Picket Lines, Barricades [#dl14]

The third in a series of conferences focused on digital labor will take place from November 14-16 in New York City. The event is open to to all and registration is free. Trebor Scholz, the visionary behind the series, shared the following words about his hopes for this fall's conference, which I have reprinted below. My… Continue reading Digital Labor: Sweatshops, Picket Lines, Barricades [#dl14]

Crowdsourcing Dataviz for the #Occupy Movement

The website/online lab R-Shief has announced a three-day data visualization hackathon designed to create opportunities for new ways of viewing and understanding #occupy movements worldwide. R-Shief is offering its data sets of #occupy-related Tweets to anyone wishing to participate in using it between December 9-11 in order to create and share data visualizations based on… Continue reading Crowdsourcing Dataviz for the #Occupy Movement

The Wisconsin Uprising Archive and the Importance of Digital Media Curation in Resistance

The paradox of digital material is its ability to disappear: despite a potentially infinite lifetime and no degredation of quality as suffered over time by their analog media counterparts, digital objects are only as good as the ability to find them - to avoid, in essence, digital ephemerality.  These are themes that are not unfamiliar… Continue reading The Wisconsin Uprising Archive and the Importance of Digital Media Curation in Resistance