3—6 May 2016
In cooperation with Ursula Huws (University of Hertfordshire, UK), Juliet Webster (Open University of Catalonia), Eran Fisher (Open University of Israel), Bjarki Valtysson (University of Copenhagen) and Pamela Meil (Institute for Social Research, Munich, Germany), researchers from IRMO the Department for Culture and Communication, Paško Bilić and Jaka Primorac, are organizing a postgraduate course entitled Technologies of Digital Work. The postgraduate course will be held at the Inter-University Centre (IUC) in Dubrovnik between 3 and 6 May 2016. It is supported by the IS1202 COST (Cooperation in Science and Technology) action ‘Dynamics of Virtual Work’—an interdisciplinary research network studying transformations of work and labour in the digital, Internet age and managed by a committee of representatives from 30 countries. The course gathers PhD students, early career and senior researchers from the fields of critical theory, media studies, science and technology studies, gender studies and policy analysis. The course is intended for researchers examining the relationship between digital technologies and work, new forms of work and everyday life and the broader context of social change. The focus is on the organizational, institutional, cultural, political and economic contexts of digital technologies and their relationship with everyday practices routines and habits of work.
In the auspices of the course Professor Pamela Meil will hold a public lecture titled ‘Researching and Regulating Digital Work and Labor: How to define it and where to find it’. The lecture will be held on the 5th of May at 18h at the University of Dubrovnik, Branitelja Dubrovnika 41.