ow is a research project focused on the transformation of the internet user in relation to labour. It draws from Benjamin Bratton's The Stack definition of user—anything able to interface with another user; whether human, animal, plant, mineral, machinic, algorithmic, etc.—to understand the idea of work in a different way.
To do so, the project sets a scenario where a Universal Basic Income is a prerequisite for a post-work society, undermining the classic idea of work and worker—a process began in the 70s with the rising of the post-fordist figure.
The internet user is, indeed, the latest iteration of a process of full identification between the post-fordist worker and his her job, where intellectual and affective labour are the main means of production and of subject-formation.
Rosi Braidotti—Posthumanism and Society Conference, New York 9 May 2015I would like to argue that what we need is the critical post-human thought that is connected to monistic, vital, materialist politics. A couple of interesting moment, one at 11:28, and the other at 19:57: respectively the word "human" as a non-neutral term and human beings as sites of data-mining. → more
Posthuman, All Too Human, Towards a New Process Ontology—Rosi BraidottiRosi Braidotti talking about "process ontology" for the posthuman subject. In this respect, she [Donna Haraway] is conceptually part of the same epistemological tradition as Bachelard, for whom the scientific ratio is not necessarily hostile to the humanistic approaches and values. Moreover, in this line of thinking the practice of science is not seen as narrowly rationalistic, but rather allows for a broadened definition of the term, to include the play of the unconscious, dreams and the imagination in the production of scientific discourse. Two points are noteworthy here: first, that Haraway analyses the contemporary scientific revolution in more radical ... → more