Reproductive Labor and Digital Technology
October 18, 2019
What are our current preoccupations with digital participation and the ideologies underlying them in this geopolitical space?
At the intersection of conversations about reproductive labor and digital technologies we might realize a space for questioning the labor force – as well as particular labor forces – anew. At our discussion and webinar, faculty, students, and guests considered the implications of the so-called “participatory condition” in the West (Barney et al, p. vii), amplified by Internet cooperative services and wearable technologies, but not necessarily limited to these material forms. What are our current preoccupations with digital participation and the ideologies underlying them in this geopolitical space? Whose or what interests are limned, or perhaps obscured, through the establishment of digitally cooperative work?
The webinar was the second in a continuing series on “People in Data II,” co-hosted by FSU Digital Scholars and the Demos Project, and open to any members of the FSU, FAMU, and TCC communities, as well as greater Tallahassee, the state of Florida, and beyond.
Friday, October 18, 2019 – 12:00-1:15 p.m. EDT “Digital Reproductive Labor” featuring
- Brandon Locke, U Washington iSchool
- Roxanne Shirazi, CUNY Graduate School Libraries
Advanced Reading or Browsing
- Cammaerts, Bart. “Internet-Mediated Mutual Cooperation Practices: The Sharing of Material and Immaterial Resources.” The Participatory Condition in the Digital Age, edited by Darin Barney, Gabriella Coleman, Christine Ross, Jonathan Sterne, Tamar Tembeck. U Minnesota P, 2016, pp. 145-266. [stable copy in Canvas]
- McEwen, Karen Dewart. “Self-Tracking Practices and Digital (Re)productive Labour.” Philosophy & Technology, vol. 31, no. 2, 2017, pp. 235-51. [https://doi.org/10.1007/s13347-017-0282-2]
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