Log Out! full schedule

Log Out! full schedule

Log Out! Worker Resistance Within and Against the Platform Economy

Conference, March 6, 2018 – 10:00am – 6:00pm

Faculty of Information, 140 St. George Street, Toronto, Room 728


Hangout room opens with coffee & books – 9:30 AM

Morning session – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Sarah Sharma (McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology)
Alessandro Delfanti (University of Toronto)

Jamie Woodcock (University of Oxford)
The Fairwork Foundation: Strategies for Online Platform Work

Enda Brophy and Seamus Grayer (Simon Fraser University)
Platform Organizing: Digital Tools for Labour Recomposition

Callum Cant (University of West London)
The Warehouse without Walls: A Workers’ Inquiry at Deliveroo

Afternoon session 1 – 1:20 to 3:00 PM

Kristy Milland (McMaster University and TurkerNation)
When the Crowd Resists: mTurk Worker Struggles Against Amazon

Alessandro Delfanti (University of Toronto)
Labour Against the Machine. Control and Conflict in E-commerce Warehouses

Julie Yujie Chen (University of Leicester)
“Can A Single Spark Start a Prairie Fire”? Connect the Dots in the Chinese Platform Workers’ Tactics of Resistance

Afternoon session 2 – 3:20 to 5:00 PM

Victoria O’Meara (Western University)
Influencer Comment Pods as Co-operative Algorithm Hacking: Resistance Within and Against Instagram Platform Labour

Tech Workers Coalition
Workers’ Inquiry among Silicon Valley Tech Workers

Tamara Kneese (University of San Francisco)
Fighting White Power with Worker Power: Organizing and Visibility in Silicon Valley

Final roundtable – 5:00 to 6:00 PM

Nick Dyer-Witheford (Western University)
Alessandro Gandini (King’s College)
Lilly Irani (University of California San Diego)
Kristy Milland (McMaster University and TurkerNation)

Moderator: Greig de Peuter (Wilfrid Laurier University)

The organizing committee: Brett Caraway, Nicole Cohen, Alessandro Delfanti, Karen McEwen, David Nieborg, Rianka Singh, Madison Trusolino