position:professor of culture

  • Market Ideology and the Myths of Web 2.0 | Scholz | First Monday

    This essay debunks the myths of the Web 2.0 brand and argues that the popularized phrase limits public media discourse and the imagination of a future World Wide Web.

    The Shifting Definitions of Web 2.0
    The New Newness of Technologies
    Wikis and User–submitted Content
    Collective Intelligence, Voice, and Conversation
    Social Networking Sites, RSS, CSS, and Blogging
    Podcasting and Folksonomies
    The Web 2.0 Ideology, the Power of Naming, and the Imagination of the Future of the Web

    Trebor Scholz
    Associate Professor of Culture and Media
    The New School

    Trebor Scholz is a scholar-activist and Associate Professor for Culture & Media at The New School in New York City.

    His book Uber-Worked and Underpaid. How Workers Are Disrupting the Digital Economy (Polity, 2016) develops an analysis of the challenges posed by digital labor and introduces the concept of platform cooperativism as a way of joining the peer-to-peer and co-op movements with online labor markets while insisting on communal ownership and democratic governance.

    His edited volumes include Digital Labor: The Internet as Playground and Factory (Routledge, 2013), and Ours to Hack and to Own: Platform Cooperativism. A New Vision for the Future of Work and a Fairer Internet (with Nathan Schneider, O/R, 2016).

    In 2009, Scholz started to convene the influential digital labor conferences at The New School. Today, he frequently presents on the future of work, solidarity, and the Internet to media scholars, lawyers, activists, designers, developers, union leaders, and policymakers worldwide. His articles and ideas have appeared in The Nation, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Le Monde, and The Washington Post.

    Birds of a Feather

    #internet #web2.0 #travail #activisme

  • Why aren’t there more black football managers? | Education | The Guardian

    The research, by Ellis Cashmore, professor of culture, media and sport at Staffordshire, and his colleague Dr Jamie Cleland, senior lecturer in sociology, involved 1,000 #football fans, professional players, referees, coaches and managers revealing their views on the dearth of black managers. More than 56% of those polled said there is racism at the top of football’s hierarchy; among BME respondents, that figure was 73%. Most radically of all, over half of BME fans called for a policy similar to the Rooney rule in the US, which stipulates that all shortlists for management and coaching jobs in the National Football League must include at least one minority candidate. The Staffordshire academics report that a third of the polled football fans encouraged this type of reform.

    #sport #racisme