On November 12 through 14, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts hosted an international conference titled, “The Internet as Playground and Factory ,” exploring the meaning and changing face of labor in the digital era. The conference inaugurates Lang College’s new conference series, “The Politics of Digital Media.” Schedule.
Video interviews with participants are available . Video of some of the sessions is below.
VIRTUAL WORLDS,CIVIL RIGHTS, AND SLAUGHTER
Digital Labor, Digital Immigration, and Transnationality or Why Virtual Worlds Need a Civil Rights Movement, Lisa Nakamura;
The Absolute and the Virtual, Alexander Galloway;
Digital Slaughter, Timothy Pachirat;
Whatever Blogging, Jodi Dean.
Moderator Ferentz LaFargue.
THE CHANGING SITES OF VALUE
The Digital Affect and Measure Beyond Biopolitics, Patricia Ticineto Clough;
The Scanning Eye: Knowledge and Visuality in Cybernetics, Orit Halpern;
Affective Labor: Past and Present, Melissa Gregg.
Moderator Judith Rodenbeck.
EXPROPRIATING LABOR IN VIRTUAL WORLDS
Free Labor, Collective Intelligence, and Artistic Production, Christiane Paul;
Software Art-Work For-Itself, Geoff Cox;
Invisible Threads, Stephanie Rothenberg;
No Matter, Scott Kildall, Victoria Scott;
Performing Value: Labor and Contingency in Virtual Worlds, Thomas Malaby.
Moderator Amanda McDonald Crowley.
GOVERNANCE IN THE AGE OF VULNERABLE PUBLICS
Internet Governance: Where Digital Labor Determines Digital Freedom, Laura DeNardis;
Minds for Sale, Jonathan Zittrain;
From Open Source to Crowdsourcing: How Corporations Co-Opt Collaboration, Douglas Rushkoff;
Predatory Networks, Self-Defense, and Society, Brian Holmes.
Moderator Laura Y. Liu.
THE EMANCIPATORY POTENTIAL OF PLAY
Pleasure: Labor: Labor: Pleasure, Gabriella Coleman;
Dreaming the End of Bureaucracy: Network Theory and the Legacy of Counterculture, Fred Turner;
No Fun: Work and Labor in Free Software, Chris Kelty;
Arendt and the Creative Toil of Counting, Ben Peters.
Moderator Ted By!eld.