Power Struggles in the Digital Economy Workshop at CSCW'18
A team of Internet researchers – Airi Lampinen, Gemma Newlands, Ann Light, Christoph Lutz and Nicole Immorlica (Microsoft) – is organizing a workshop at this year’s CSCW conference on the topic of “Power Struggles in the Digital Economy”. The full-day workshop takes place on November 3, 2018, in Jersey City (USA), The organisers aim at discussing interdisciplinary and critical perspectives on the power dynamics of digitally mediated labor. Participants from all backgrounds are welcome and the workshop could be particularly interesting for members of the Sharing & Caring COST Action.
The workshop goals are:
- Bring together researchers within and beyond the CSCW community who study digitally mediated labor
- Work towards a shared agenda for research and other action; working through questions regarding how exchange platforms as spaces and connectors affect broader concerns and what roles design can play in creating, affirming, or removing power asymmetries
- Encourage interaction and collaboration not just between researchers, but also with practitioners and activists working on related issues
- Support and scaffold collaborative efforts that exceed the duration of the workshop
- Facilitate the formation of this sub-community in CSCW and HCI, and discuss possibilities for a lightweight collaborative infrastructure to sustain it (e.g., a listserv or a wiki page for resources).
More details, including the call for participation, are available on the workshop website.
The deadline for 2-4 page position papers is on August 31 2018, 5pm PDT.