Half way through listening to Ted’s Lecture:
- Distribution of immaterial labour across networks
- Information flows
- Breaking of borders in fixed time and space
- We are the surplus value – we are the distributed nodes in that network we add value to them – Serves as connectors. We are essentially doing the work for different site, producing content
- Network coordination is expensive
Bigger the network, the more nodes, the slower the feedback
- Information wants to be free-
There you have it. I’ve had an internet crisis all week and it all makes sense now, thanks to Ted’s abstract explanation throughout the first half of the lecture.
Disclaimer: Please excuse that this meme was not made on Imgur. I felt like this was the clearest way to present my scenario. There is still remaining artistic meme integrity despite not using the suggested platform.
Despite the fact that Youtube was completely failing no matter what I tried, I did manage to skim through readings and form somewhat of an understanding.
Mark Deuze and Gregg M seemed to have a lot to say about the convergence of work and life impacting home life. This “anticipatory labour” creates little to no boundary as individuals in this paradigm.
I’m going to draw on my own experience facing barely any separation from different technologies. I’ve recently picked up a job doing public relations work for a local business. A lot of the work consists of creating and curating content to be scheduled to Instagram. A site we regularly use to schedule posts is Hootsuite.
To schedule posts, you type up your post online and sync your phone to your account. You then download the app on your phone and receive constant notifications during the day, night and my days off, to post “this post” to Instagram.
Little bit annoying when last thing you want to think about is looking out for your own social media platform, then a whole company’s when you’re at home too. This is just a minor example but it contributes to the main point raised by these author. The distribution of these immaterial labour across networks is accelerating my work and I’m just going to have to embrace it.