Global judgements and ideas.

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Algorithms at work signal a shift to management by numbers

Sarah O’Connor  interviewed me for this piece she wrote and published in the Financial Times 06/02/18.  In the quest for more efficiency, companies should be wary of losing the human … Continue reading

February 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

ILO ACTRAV The Threat of Physical and Psychosocial Violence & Harassment in Digitalized Work

Text from my presentation at ILO ACTRAV Agora 06 FEB 2018 Find links to my slides and ILO ACTRAV commissioned report here ———————————————– The workplace is changing rapidly, due to … Continue reading

February 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Agility for Anxiety Capitalism

The opening scroll for the film Bladerunner introduces the Nexus 6 replicants as being ‘superior in strength and agility, and at least equal in intelligence’. Robots are perceived to be … Continue reading

January 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Digitalised world of work must be protected

There are around 80 million people working in the ‘gig economy’ in the USA and 23 million in the UK. While the ventures now understood to sit within what is … Continue reading

January 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Machines & Measure

Hosted by University of Leicester School of Business, Centre for Philosophy and Political Economy (CPPE) & Conference of Socialist Economists (CSE) South Group Friday 16th February 11.30 Registration 12.15– 17.30 … Continue reading

December 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why are people resisting quantified work?

Who/what is the conductor in the quantified workplace? Simondon (1958/1980) discusses transindividuality as a link to emancipation through describing technical objects as having an infinite number of possible uses when … Continue reading

November 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Work and the GDPR: The future for algorithms and people analytics?

Email me pvm.doc at before citing and for references. By 25th May 2018, all companies with over 250 employees across Europe will be required to be prepared to meet … Continue reading

November 7, 2017 · Leave a comment