22 May 2023 14:00 - 15:00 Online


How to Do Things at Scale? (Re)Locating Platform Power in the Gig Economy with Dr Niels van Doorn (University of Amsterdam)

The last decade has seen an explosion of scholarship on “algorithmic control”, “management”, or “surveillance”. But what do we mean when we use “algorithmic” in this context? And what do we miss by focusing on algorithms as the culprits of exacerbated subordination and precarity in the workplace? Dr Niels van Doorn will discuss the risks of a narrow focus on algorithms, as well as the potential of a “para-algorithmic” approach attending to that which simultaneous exceeds and frames algorithmic operations.

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