Digital Transformations of Work

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The conference will explore issues such as the degree to which information technology is transforming capitalism and opening up new means of exploitation, whether the traditional regulation of working time, structured around a stable 9-5 5-day week, is being fractured;… Continue Reading

Geographies of Knowledge and Information in Europe: Mapping the Data-Driven Contours of the Digital Single Market

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The Digital Agenda presented by the European Commission proposes to realize the potential afforded by Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in order to encourage innovation, economic growth, and progress1. The Agenda constitutes one of the seven pillars of the Europe… Continue Reading

Hubs vs. Incubators: What Are the Pain Points for Impact and Efficiency?

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With tech entrepreneurship on the rise across Africa, efforts to support the agenda are evolving and diversifying. There has been quite a bit of debate—sometimes of the heated kind—about whether incubators, hubs, labs, and other support organizations work. In my… Continue Reading

The move from a human-readable to a machine-readable web

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Slate just published a piece of mine about the move from a human-readable web to a more machine readable web. Here’s a short extract from it: Linked data organized through the semantic Web can be easily integrated, repurposed, collected, classified,… Continue Reading

Tracing employment rights through online labour markets

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Online labour markets represent a rapidly growing feature of the world of work. Dozens of international online market places exist for the buying and selling of labour. The number of hours worked on oDesk.com (now known as Upwork), a leading… Continue Reading