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Culture/Work/Resistance book launch

I’m looking forward to celebrating the launch of three books on the topic of work and resistance in cultural/media/communication industries, including Writers’ Rights. Thanks to the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology and Cultural Workers Organize for sponsoring the launch.

Hustle

  This entry was written as part of a symposium, Surplus3: Labour and the Digital, held in October 2015 to mark the publication of Nick Dyer-Witheford’s Cyber-Proletariat: Global Labour in the Digital Vortex (Pluto Press/Between the Lines). We were invited to present a three-minute talk on a concept that speaks to the intersection of labour and the Continue reading Hustle

Writers’ Rights event

CMG Freelance, in partnership with PWAC Toronto, is proud to present Writers’ Rights: Freelance Journalism in a Digital Age. This event will be a chance to make connections with industry peers and to discuss the ever-changing media landscape. The afternoon will feature a keynote address from Nicole Cohen, an assistant professor at the Institute of Communication, Continue reading Writers’ Rights event

Art Workers Organize panel

  Image credit: W.A.G.E. Art Workers Organize Panel discussion Part of Public Exposures: The Art-Activism of Condé + Beveridge (1976-2016) Saturday, May 28, 2016 1:30-3:00pm OCAD University 100 McCaul St. Toronto, ON Free, all welcome The full Public Exposures symposium schedule (May 27-29) is available here Making art is not real work. Earning exposure is fair Continue reading Art Workers Organize panel

Interns Talk Back: Unpaid Internships in the Media

Greig de Peuter and I are giving a talk at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford campus on Jan. 29, titled Interns Talk Back: Unpaid Internships in the Media, which examines how news media have covered the debate on unpaid internships and how intern labour activism has shaped that media coverage. Presenting with us will be members of CWA-Canada, Continue reading Interns Talk Back: Unpaid Internships in the Media

Surplus3: Labour and the Digital

I’m participating in this symposium celebrating the publication of Nick Dyer-Witheford’s Cyber-Proletariat: Global Labour in the Digital Vortex (Pluto Press/Between the Lines). A Letters & Handshakes event in partnership with the Digital Labour Group (University of Western Ontario) Tuesday, October 20, 2015 7:00-9:00pm Bahen Centre for Information Technology University of Toronto 40 St. George St. Room BA1180 Free and open Continue reading Surplus3: Labour and the Digital

Interrogating Internships: Unpaid Work, Creative Industries, and Higher Education

Along with Greig de Peuter and Enda Brophy, I’ve co-edited a special issue of the open-access journal tripleC: Communication, Capitalism, and Critique, called Interrogating Internships: Unpaid Work, Creative Industries, and Higher Education. The issue contains 22 articles from 32 contributors, including a mix of activist and academic accounts. The issue’s publication was preceded by a public forum in Toronto, Continue reading Interrogating Internships: Unpaid Work, Creative Industries, and Higher Education

Participation or Exploitation? A Reading Group on Critical Perspectives on Social Media

In conjunction with the Wages for Facebook exhibit and campaign at the Blackwood Gallery (located at the University of Toronto Mississauga), we have organized a five-session reading group that takes a critical look at social media. The reading group is free and open to the public. Please get in touch if you’d like to join Continue reading Participation or Exploitation? A Reading Group on Critical Perspectives on Social Media