It’s a matter of time: can Deliveroo deliver collective bargaining for the gig economy?

Last week ‘gig’ workers took to the streets in a show of public discontent. London’s Deliveroo couriers (moped or cycle riding workers who pick up food from restaurants and deliver it to customers) have begun a series of headline grabbing… Continue Reading

Semantic Cities: Coded Geopolitics and the Rise of the Semantic Web.

In order to understand how the city’s contested political contexts are embedded into its digital layers, we traced how the city is represented on online platforms that house facts about much of the world. We did this by analyzing representations… Continue Reading

Power, politics and digital development – call for papers DSA2016

Consider submitting a paper to our panel at the Development Studies Association conference in Oxford (Sept 12-14). Power, politics and digital development Convenors Richard Heeks (University of Manchester) Mark Graham (University of Oxford) Ben Ramalingam (Institute of Development Studies) Short… Continue Reading

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

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