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Bowdoin: Data Driven Socities 2014 - Public (Invisible) Labor 2/24/14

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Data Driven Societies
Digital & Computational Studies
Bowdoin College
February 24, 2014
Professors Gieseking & Gaze

Lecture Slides "Public (Invisible) Labor"

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Bowdoin: Data Driven Socities 2014 - Public (Invisible) Labor 2/24/14

  1. 1. Data Driven Societies: Public (Invisible) Labor Professors Gaze & Gieseking
  2. 2. My Fb Network 8/26/13
  3. 3. My Fb Network 2/24/14
  4. 4. In Comparison: My Fb Networks Before Bowdoin At Bowdoin
  5. 5. Announcements! Again! ✦ Hackathons: 2/26 or 4/23 from 6-9pm, VAC 3rd fl. (must attend at least one) ! ✦ Field trip 2/28 at 11am-1.30pm, need IDs senaiben.org
  6. 6. Redefining Publics through Data (Recap) dasburst.com
  7. 7. Redefining Publics through Data (Recap) ✦ Proprietary ecologies - the increasingly privatized environments our data flow and lives exist within ✦ Accumulation by dispossession - enclosure of the commons to consolidate class power ✦ Social reproduction - structures & activities that reproduce everyday life that are beyond producing goods and services (i.e. tending to children, education) ✦ Cyborg - being psychologically and socially configured within information systems ✦ Deep Web - the web that cannot be indexed by search engines like Google, Yahoo, or DuckDuckGo
  8. 8. Digital Labor Has anything really changed? Yes. Trebor Scholz
  9. 9. In Search of a Lost Paycheck Record earnings for corporations in 2010 and since: ✦ Offshore jobs reduce labor costs ✦ Increase productivity (a la cyborg living) ✦ Growing reliance on free labor (Ross 2013) Amazon
  10. 10. “Free Labor” ✦ Crowdsourcing ✦ Data mining ✦ Expanded prison labor programs ✦ Unpaid internships ✦ Volunteerism (Ross 2013) Facebook
  11. 11. How can you shape your labor? Your agency? Your life as a consumer and producer?
  12. 12. Next Class: Feb. 26 Today: digital labor & you ✦ ! Readings: Baum & boyd, Yau, & Golbeck - NOTE CHANGE! ✦ ! ✦ Next class/lab: ✦ public v. private, the debate ✦ cleaning/organizing your Twitter data & creating graphs

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