Global judgements and ideas.

As jobs are replaced by machines, workers are treated as fungible data sets

Some notes on machinery working and measuring work Research on the capability of machinery to carry out human-like activities started in the 1950s when a researcher at Dartmouth College at … Continue reading

October 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Quantified Worker

I was priviledged to be invited by Ghislaine Boddington and Ruth Amos to FutureFest 2016. I can confidently say that the weekend was one of the most interesting of 2016 … Continue reading

September 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Digitalised work and impact on workers

My talk at the International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE) conference in Lisbon, 7 – 9 September, looked at the contemporary problem of surveillance at work. We are at … Continue reading

September 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Freedom of movement V Freedom of contract

Britain voted to leave the European Union in a momentous referendum held on 23rd June 2016. This was the second time Britain has held a European Union related referendum. The … Continue reading

August 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

New materialism, political economy and the (re)productive body

Debates in New Materialisms III: New materialism, political economy and the (re)productive body Keynote speakers: Jeffrey Harrod and Daniela Tepe Belfrage Location: Middlesex University, London. Hendon Town Hall, Committee Room … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Open letter to UCU on freedom of movement

We have sent the letter to our new UCU President, asking the UCU to explicitly stand up for freedom of movement. See below for the letter and over 350 signatories. … Continue reading

July 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Freedom of movement petition

You can see below an open letter to the new elected UCU President, Rob Goodfellow, concerning the uncertain status of EU staff after the referendum and the threats to free … Continue reading

July 10, 2016 · Leave a comment