Digital Labor

"'Digital Labor' addresses a major issue arising from the convergence of technology, the academy and labor: the increasing vocationalization of the liberal arts. The convergence of technology with English or Literature programs often reshapes academic departments into vocational centers where students learn how to function in the digital work world using the software of the day (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Flash, etc.). Students are being converted directly into labor; a vexing situation considering that this approach seems to guarantee armies of low-wage laborers for emerging digital sweatshops inviting those of us working in the academy to be complicit in their exploitation. This short web-essay focuses on both the intellectual and vocational challenges educators must account for when preparing students for the digital labor market." -- From "Introduction"

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Published in 2000 by frAme.

Nottingham Trent University, with the permission of Sue Thomas, gave this copy of the work to the Electronic Literature Lab in Spring 2016. Copy media format: web.

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