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


Morning session – 10 to 12 AM

Sarah Sharma (McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology)

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

Niels van Doorn (University of Amsterdam)
On the Conditions of Possibility for Worker Resistance in the Platform Economy: Towards a More Granular Research Approach

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

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

Afternoon session 1 – 1:00 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 Resistance in E-commerce Warehouses.

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

Afternoon session 2 – 3:30 to 5:00 PM

Noopur Raval (University of California Irvine)
Resistance of the Governed: Emerging anew Through Platform Labour in India

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

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

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: Alessandro Delfanti (lead convener), Brett Caraway, Nicole Cohen, Karen McEwen, David Nieborg, Rianka Singh, Madison Trusolino