Week 4: Liquid Labour.

Hey guys, welcome back to another blog post for Future Networks.

This week’s topic is ‘liquid labour’ as well as the price of immaterial production and global media industries.

A problem that is easily identified in today’s society is that network coordination can be quite expensive as well as there being transaction costs. When there’s a chance for free information flow, you must think logically as well as think about local decision making. The logic of the free information flows demands labour that is always available (time) and uncontrollable by borders (space).

“At the heart of most if not all of today’s new media technologies saturating our work-life environments is their network character”.

In order to achieve efficient information flow, you must optimise the organisation and the models of work. Industrial work is set to the rhythm of the machine, whereas knowledge work is set to the flow of information.

Screen Shot 2018-08-17 at 2.03.48 pm.pngCheers,

Jack.

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  1. Hi Jack,

    It quite an interesting point you bring up about the always available labour which only requires time as an input and really seems to make ‘time is money’ be even more relevant in our current day an age where information is there in the immaterial non space available to be harness if you have the the time. which also make me wonder how do you value labour properly if it is no longer human input required but just time as the network does its thing?

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