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Internet as Playground and Factory :: Intro
"The revenues of today's social aggregators are promising but their speculative value exceeds billions of dollars. Capital manages to expropriate value from the commons; labor goes beyond the factory, all of society is put to work. Every aspect of life drives the digital economy: sexual desire, boredom, friendship —& all becomes fodder for speculative profit. We are living in a total labor society and the way in which we are commoditized, racialized, & engendered is profoundly and disturbingly normalized. The complex & troubling set of circumstances we now confront includes the collapse of the conventional opposition between waged & unwaged labor, and is characterized by multiple “tradeoffs” & “social costs”—such as government & corporate surveillance. While individual instances are certainly exploitative in the most overt sense, the shift in the overall paradigm moves us beyond the explanatory power of the Marxian interpretation of exploitation (which is of limited use here)."

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hacktivism  2009  labor  law  digital  digitalmedia  nyc  economics  mediastudies  socialmedia  academia  conferences  culture  media  newmedia  theory  internet  work  art  events  marxism  capitalism  exploitation  money  via:javierarbona  treborscholz  from delicious
august 2010 by robertogreco
b.a.n.g. lab » Bits.Atoms.Neurons.Genes
"Micro_Gestures at the Edge of Invisibility is an On/Off line space for artists in the Visual Arts Department at UCSD to explore and present works at the edge of invisibility, at the edge of the digital and biological, at the edge of micro-robotics and nano-art, from in-virtu to in-vivo works and back.

The b.a.n.g. lab is directed by Ricardo Dominguez.

Current projects include the Transborder Immigrant Tool.

Current lab members include Micha Cardenas and Christopher Head and Elle Mehrmand."
california  sandiego  ucsd  hacktivism  lab  biotech  bioart  artists  activism  art  education  community  technology  action  cartography  newmedia  mobile  blogs  politics  digital  ricardodominguez 
april 2010 by robertogreco

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