Tagged: digital labor

Photo Credit CBC Radio

“Yuccies,” “Slashies,” and the Digital Economy’s Valorization of the Multi-skilled, Always-on Creative Worker

Last week, the interwebs were abuzz with reactions to the most recent attempt to conceptually delineate the generation-formerly-known-as-Y: the “yuccie.” A rather unpalatable term to be sure, the “yuccie” is an acronym for Young, Urban, Creatives; its Reagan-era ancestor, the yuppie, is but a specter of these self-enterprising, digitally networked, creative aspirants. Mashable contributor (and […]

1 Comment Leave a Response

Hector Postigo, on the “architectures of digital labor” on YouTube

Glad to circulate a new essay from Culture Digitally co-founder Hector Postigo, it’s an excellent read. It is now available in the “online first” section of New Media & Society. Hector Postigo, “The socio-technical architecture of digital labor: Converting play into YouTube money.” New Media & Society (2014)   This article uses the case of video […]

0 Comments Leave a Response

Matrix algebra: how to be human in a digital economy

Ray and Charles Working on a Conceptual Model for the Exhibition Mathematica, 1960, photograph. Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress (A-22a). Click here to see original image.   “Certainly the cost of living has increased, but the cost of everything else has likewise increased,”[1] H.G. Burt, the President of the Union Pacific Railroad, asserted to […]

Comments Off on Matrix algebra: how to be human in a digital economy Leave a Response