Kapuścinski Public Lecture – “Uneven Geographies of Power and Participation in the Internet Era”

I recently had the opportunity to give a Kapuścinski public lecture titled “Uneven Geographies of Power and Participation in the Internet Era.” You can watch the whole lecture at the link above. For anyone interested in more about the topic, the following… Continue Reading

“Virtual products aren’t built with virtual work”: new comment piece about concerns about digital labour for development

  SciDevNet has just published some of my preliminary thoughts about digital labour in development. The argument being that just because digital work is international, doesn’t mean it operates outside of the realm of resistance or regulation. Virtual products aren’t… Continue Reading

Do platforms connect clients directly to providers? The new network patterns of digital work

As part of our project on digital labour and development, Isis Hjorth, Mark Graham, Helena Barnard and I have been meeting and interviewing over a hundred people who do freelance work over the Internet, through platforms such as Upwork and… Continue Reading

Fieldwork in our Development and Digital Labour Project

  The photographs above come from a conference for online freelancers that Isis, Vili, and I attended in Manila a few days ago. The conference hall was packed with freelancers and potential freelancers looking to hear about ‘the future of work.’… Continue Reading

Digital Labour and Development

The picture above was taken in Pasig City in the Philippines. The poster advertising free wifi is symbolic of the changing connectivities of a country in which more than 30 million people are now Internet users. Whereas the advert on the the left is symbolic of… Continue Reading

AAG 2015 CFP – From Online Sweat Shops to Silicon Savannahs: Geographies of Production in Digital Economies of Low-Income Countries

  From Online Sweat Shops to Silicon Savannahs:  Geographies of Production in Digital Economies of Low-Income Countries   AAG Annual Meeting, Chicago, April 21-25, 2015 (sponsored by the Development Geography Specialty Group) Organizers: Mark Graham, Nicolas Friederici, and Isis Hjorth… Continue Reading

Call for Papers – Digital Connectivity, Inclusion, and Inequality at the World’s Economic Margins

Digital Connectivity, Inclusion, and Inequality at the World’s Economic Margins AAG Annual Meeting, Chicago, April 21-25, 2015 (sponsored by the Development Geography Research Group) Organisers: Mark Graham and Chris Foster, University of Oxford We are in the throes of a… Continue Reading