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Material type
단행본
Personal Author
Altenried, Moritz, author.
Title Statement
The digital factory : the human labor of automation / Moritz Altenried.
Publication, Distribution, etc
Chicago :   University of Chicago Press,   2022.  
Physical Medium
217 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
9780226815497 0226815498 9780226815480 022681548X
요약
"In recent years, tech companies such as Google and Facebook have rocked the world as they have seemingly revolutionized the culture of work. We've all heard stories of lounges outfitted with ping pong tables, kitchens with kombucha on tap, and other amenities that supposedly foster creative thinking. Nothing could seem further from earlier workplaces associated with a different revolution in capitalism: factories, in which employees are required to perform highly circumscribed tasks as quickly as possible to meet quotas--for next to no pay. However, as Moritz Altenried shows in The Digital Factory, these types of workplaces are not so far from the Googleplex as we might think. While recent accounts of the transformation of labor after the demise of the factory highlight the creative, communicative, immaterial, or artistic features of contemporary labor, Altenried uncovers the factory-like conditions in which many new digital workers perform their jobs. These workers, such as video game testers, social media content moderators, and Amazon fulfillment center workers, perform highly repetitive, unskilled tasks for low and often contingent wages. Based on more than five years of research in different sites using ethnography and interviews combined with an analysis of infrastructural technologies, Altenried's book gives us a first-hand account of many new forms of digital labor that drive contemporary capitalism. He shows that though today's factories might look and feel different than they did 150 years ago, they still follow the same logics and produce the same unequal outcomes"--
Content Notes
Workers leaving the factory: introduction -- The global factory: logistics -- The factory of play: gaming -- The distributed factory: crowdwork -- The hidden factory: social media -- The platform as factory: conclusion -- The contagious factory: epilogue.
Bibliography, Etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
Internet industry --Employees. High technology industries --Employees. Assembly-line methods. Unskilled labor. Industrial management --Technological innovations. Technological innovations --Social aspects. Technological innovations --Economic aspects.
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520 ▼a "In recent years, tech companies such as Google and Facebook have rocked the world as they have seemingly revolutionized the culture of work. We've all heard stories of lounges outfitted with ping pong tables, kitchens with kombucha on tap, and other amenities that supposedly foster creative thinking. Nothing could seem further from earlier workplaces associated with a different revolution in capitalism: factories, in which employees are required to perform highly circumscribed tasks as quickly as possible to meet quotas--for next to no pay. However, as Moritz Altenried shows in The Digital Factory, these types of workplaces are not so far from the Googleplex as we might think. While recent accounts of the transformation of labor after the demise of the factory highlight the creative, communicative, immaterial, or artistic features of contemporary labor, Altenried uncovers the factory-like conditions in which many new digital workers perform their jobs. These workers, such as video game testers, social media content moderators, and Amazon fulfillment center workers, perform highly repetitive, unskilled tasks for low and often contingent wages. Based on more than five years of research in different sites using ethnography and interviews combined with an analysis of infrastructural technologies, Altenried's book gives us a first-hand account of many new forms of digital labor that drive contemporary capitalism. He shows that though today's factories might look and feel different than they did 150 years ago, they still follow the same logics and produce the same unequal outcomes"-- ▼c Provided by publisher.
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Contents information

Table of Contents

One
Workers Leaving the Factory: Introduction
Two
The Global Factory: Logistics
Three
The Factory of Play: Gaming
Four
The Distributed Factory: Crowdwork
Five
The Hidden Factory: Social Media
Six
The Platform as Factory: Conclusion
Seven
The Contagious Factory: Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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