Posts tagged: digital labour

Organising in the “digital wild west”: Can strategic bottlenecks help prevent a race to the bottom for online workers?

For decades, large firms have been outsourcing and offshoring jobs. Work flowed from developed economies to developing ones, where wages were lower and regulations were of a lighter touch. Europeans and North Americans lost jobs, and Asians, South Americans, and Africans gained them. But the nature of these processes meant that business activities had to… Read More »

‘Digital Transformations of Work’ 🎬 Conference Webcasts 🎬

The Digital Transformations of Work Conference that Alex Wood and I organised brought together a room full of brilliant and passionate speakers and 80 guests to have a wide-ranging and critical conversation about what digital transformations mean for the future of work (and workers). Sadly, the room could only accommodate 80 and we had a huge… Read More »

Digital Transformations of Work [Conference, March 10 2016]

29 January 2016 0

As part of the Green Templeton College Future of Work Programme we are bringing together leading researchers to consider the ways in which digitalisation and the internet are globally transforming work, employment and labour markets. This one-day conference features: Professor Saskia Sassen (Columbia University) and Professor Linda McDowell (University of Oxford) on digital work and exploitation;… Read More »

Digital Economies: Video of Keynote at the Global Conference on Economic Geography

I recently had the opportunity to give a plenary talk at the Global Conference on Economic Geography. The talk was part of a broader session on digital economies that Matthew Zook and I put together with Rebecca Enonchong, Robin Teigland, and Jack Qiu. My talk (that you can watch below) covered our research on information geographies, as… Read More »

New Paper: Information Geographies and Geographies of Information

29 September 2015 0

The latest issue of New Geographies is now out, and contains an exciting collection of papers: My contribution to the issue is titled ‘Information Geographies and Geographies of Information.’ It is an earlier (and abridged) version of a longer paper that I have in Geo (‘Towards a Study of Information Geographies‘). You can download a version of it below,… Read More »

“Virtual products aren’t built with virtual work”: a comment piece about concerns about digital labour for development

SciDevNet has just published some of my preliminary thoughts about digital labour in development. The argument being that just because digital work is international, doesn’t mean it operates outside of the realm of resistance or regulation. Virtual products aren’t built with virtual work. You can access the full piece here.

New publication – Digital Divisions of Labor and Informational Magnetism: Mapping Participation in Wikipedia

I am very happy to announce that a new paper that I have written with Ralph Straumann and Bernie Hogan is now available: Graham, M., Straumann, R., Hogan, B. 2015. Digital Divisions of Labour and Informational Magnetism: Mapping Participation in Wikipedia. Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 105(6) 1158-1178. doi:10.1080/00045608.2015.1072791.(pre-publication version here) The paper… Read More »