Digital Labour


INF2315H

From mobile apps to algorithms and robots, digital technologies are crucial factors in the evolution of contemporary work. In this course we analyse their broad impact and significance across many industries, from creative labour and academic work to the platform economy and manufacturing. The course is based on labour theory, feminist political economy, as well as grassroots and Autonomist approaches to work. We also watch and read relevant fiction. The main goal is to sharpen critical tools to analyse the material and ideological configurations of work in the social factory of digital capitalism.

Pre-requisite: INF2240H

Note: Formerly a special topics course. Effective fall 2020, the course is a regular course.