Canaries in the Coal Mine

Ellie Brewster, , Oct 06, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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This is a blog post about the first meeting of a Second Life discussion group formed to discuss the videos of a distributed open collaborative course on feminism and technology. More information about the group can be found here. And more about the course can be found on the course website.

"Most of us are information workers," writes Ellie Brewster, "and there was a vigorous nodding of avatar heads when we discussed this quote from Wacjman: in creative industries, or whatever terms you use for these kinds of industries, that people are working extraordinarily long hours, they’re not unionized, they’re a perfect example of the blurring of private time and time for their employer, although they are self-employed and don’t think of it this way."

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