Networked but Commodified: The (Dis)Embeddedness of Digital Labour in the Gig Economy

I have a new article out with some colleagues: Wood, A., Graham, M., Lehdonvirta, A., and Hjorth, I. 2019. Networked but Commodified: The (Dis)Embeddedness of Digital Labour in the Gig Economy. Sociology. https://doi.org/10.1177/0038038519828906 The piece came out of a project that I led on Microwork and Virtual Production Networks in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia,… Read More »

Mapping Broadband Affordability in 2016

30 October 2018 0

The relative cost of being connected to the internet underpins the global digital divide. This visualization illustrates the unevenness of the geographies of broadband affordability, the ramifications of which can be seen in some of the other visualizations created by our project, such as the cartogram of the world online and the archipelago of disconnection.… Read More »

New working paper: Bounded Opportunities for Digital Enterprises in Africa

  African digital entrepreneurs like Tayo Oviosu (see tweet in the picture) are forcefully pursuing the aspiration that African technologies will one day be used by millions of users around the world. We want to share a working paper that discusses this ambition. In the paper, we’re examining the possibilities for African digital firms to scale… Read More »

New publication: Digital Connectivity and African Knowledge Economies

We have a new publication out that summarises some of our Geonet research to-date. You can download the full paper here, or get a free open-access version at the link below: Graham, M., Ojanpera, S., Anwar, M. A., and Friederici, N. 2017. Digital Connectivity and African Knowledge Economies. Questions de Communication. 32. 345-360. Abstract: Connectivity throughout… Read More »