In this post I finally ventured into Sound Cloud and recorded myself discussing Ted’s latest lecture which discusses Liquid labour and the notions of the hierarchical and decentralised networks.
Liquid labour revolves around the nature and flow of informational which directly effects the way of work. This can be a serious concern for workers with their work life impacting on their leisure time.
Moving forward from this I talk about the new form of information flows and briefly give an overview of the difference between the hierarchical (vertical) and decentralised (flat) networks whist also discussing the shift towards decentralised and distributed networks as they are quicker and more efficient.
At the end of my discussion I leave the listeners with a question we discussed in our tutorial which is ‘If university (hierarchical) was based on a decentralised network how would it work?’
Thanks for listening here is the link!
P.S. This is my first recording and I apologise for the outrageous amount of times I say ‘um’ and also for getting the word Hierarchical wrong every time!
Bradwell P & Reeves,R 2008, ‘Economies’, in Network citizens power and responsibility at Work, Demos, London, pp 25-31
Deuze, M 2006, Liquid Life, Convergence Culture, and Media Work, Indiana University accessed 21th August 2015,https://moodle.uowplatform.edu.au/pluginfile.php/439944/mod_resource/content/1/Deuze%2C%20M.%20-%20Liquid%20Life.pdf
Gregg, M , n.d, Function creep: Communication Technologies and Anticipatory Labour in theInformation Workplace, accessed 21thAugust 2015,https://moodle.uowplatform.edu.au/pluginfile.php/439943/mod_resource/content/1/Gregg%2C%20M.%20-%20Function%20creep.pdf