[Air-L] EU COST Network "Dynamics of Virtual Work"

Peter Timusk ptimusk at sympatico.ca
Wed Oct 31 16:44:38 PDT 2012

I wonder if you consider persons who work behind firewalls programming and
who never bring work home and there is no remote or Internet communication
involved? I work in such a job mostly. Communication is still key in
management but it is local communication with coworkers not outside the
building. Yes, ICT use is high because we do computationally intensive work
to produce data products for analysts of a variety of nationally relevant
research questions. Or is this even an appropriate point in an Internet
research forum?

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Subject: [Air-L] EU COST Network "Dynamics of Virtual Work"

Dear colleagues,

A new EU COST research network on "Virtual Work" has formed:
Detailed desription:

It focuses on the critical study of working conditions that relate to
production and productive consumption in the context of ICTs, the "digital
labour" debate, the political economy of communication labour, the spatial
and global division of communication labour, the global value chain of ICT
production, the gender division of communication labour, communication
labour and class, the sociology of knowledge work, (paid, unpaid,
precarious) work in the creative and cultural industries and related topics.

The network has already participants from quite some European countries.
There are however a few countries that are eligible to participate, but from
which we do not-yet have management committee members. These countries are:
Bosnia, Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey,
Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova,
Montenegro, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, Russia, Syria, Tunisia,

If you live in any of these countries and are interested in the topic and in
becoming a management committee member, then please contact the Action's
Chair Prof. Ursula Huws, University of Hertfordshire, UK, u.huws at herts.ac.uk
and express/explain your interest in the network.

Best wishes,
Christian Fuchs
(Vice Chair, EU COST Action "Dynamics of Virtual Work")
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