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|Re: <nettime> Submission reminder - CfP: Philosophers of the World|
On 24/07/2013 7:55 pm, Christian Fuchs wrote:
CfP: Philosophers of the World Unite! Theorizing Digital Labour and=20 Virtual Work: Definitions, Forms and Transformations Special issue of tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JULY 31, 2013 CfP: http://www.triple-c.at/index.php/tripleC/announcement/view/14 Supported by COST Action IS1202 =E2=80=9CDynamics of Virtual Work=E2=80=9D= -Working Group=20 3 =E2=80=9CInnovation and the Emergence of New Forms of Value Creation an= d New=20 Economic Activities=E2=80=9C (http://dynamicsofvirtualwork.com,=20 http://dynamicsofvirtualwork.com/wg3/), tripleC (http://www.triple-c.at): Communication, Capitalism & Critique.=20 Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society. Editors: Marisol Sandoval, Christian Fuchs, Jernej A. Prodnik, Sebastian = Sevignani, Thomas Allmer In 1845, Karl Marx (1845, 571) formulated in the 11th Feuerbach Thesis:=20 =E2=80=9CThe philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways= ; the=20 point is to change it=E2=80=9D. Today, interpretation of the world has be= come an=20 important form of labour that is expressed on and with the help of=20 digital media. It has therefore become common to talk about digital=20 labour and virtual work. Yet the changes that digital, social and mobile = media bring about in the world of labour and work have thus far only=20 been little theorized and theoretically interpreted. In order to change=20 the information society to the better, we first have to interpret=20 digital labour with the help of critical theories. Theorists of the=20 world from different fields, backgrounds, interdisciplines,=20 transdisciplines and disciplines have to unite for this collective=20 philosophical task. The overall task of this special issue of tripleC: Communication,=20 Capitalism & Critique is to gather contributions that help to an=20 understanding of how to critically theorize digital labour, virtual work = and related concepts. Theorizing digital labour requires us to provide=20 grounded 1) definitions of digital labour and virtual work, 2)=20 systematic distinctions and typologies of forms of digital labour and 3) = theorizing the transformations that digital labour is undergoing.
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