Sabotage and Strike!: Review of Breaking Things at Work by Gavin Mueller

Sabotage and Strike!: Review of Breaking Things at Work: The Luddites Are Right about Why You Hate Your Job by Gavin Mueller Madi Simcock-Brown Under Review: Breaking Things at Work: The Luddites Are Right about Why You Hate Your Job. By Gavin Mueller. Verso, February 2021 With an issue as central and controversial within left … Continue reading Sabotage and Strike!: Review of Breaking Things at Work by Gavin Mueller

Don’t Blame the Robots: Review of Automation and the Future of Work by Aaron Benanav

Don't Blame the Robots: Review of Automation and the Future of Work by Aaron Benanav Jordan S. Carroll Under Review: Automation and the Future of Work. By Aaron Benanav. Verso, 2020. Aaron Benanav’s Automation and the Future of Work offers a much-needed corrective to the technological optimism of automation theorists on both the left and … Continue reading Don’t Blame the Robots: Review of Automation and the Future of Work by Aaron Benanav

Dehumanized Labor: Review of Machinehood by S.B. Divvya

Dehumanized Labor: Review of Machinehood by S.B. Divya Shinjini Dey Under Review: Machinehood. By S.B. Divya. Gallery/Saga Press, 2021. S.B. Divya’s Machinehood opens with a jibe about the moniker “smart”, quickly moving to the streets of Chennai and to our protagonist, Welga—an culinary aesthete, an atheist, and a prominent cis woman with an implanted artificial … Continue reading Dehumanized Labor: Review of Machinehood by S.B. Divvya

War of Images, Images of War: Technology and Labor in Caitlin Starling’s The Luminous Dead

War of Images, Images of War: Technology and Labor in Caitlin Starling’s The Luminous Dead Shinjini Dey Caitlin Starling’s The Luminous Dead (TLD) is a novel set entirely within a cave. Published in 2019, the science fiction and horror novel trails a gig worker, Gyre, as she follows the directives of her employer deep into … Continue reading War of Images, Images of War: Technology and Labor in Caitlin Starling’s The Luminous Dead

America’s Broken Dreams: Review of Worked Over: How Round-the-Clock Work is Killing the American Dream by Jamie K. McCallum

America’s Broken Dreams: Review of Worked Over: How Round-the-Clock Work is Killing the American Dream by Jamie K. McCallum Joseph Hurtgen Under Review: Worked Over: How Round-the-Clock Work is Killing the American Dream. Jamie K. McCallum. Basic Books, 2020. “The greatness of a nation can be judged by how it treats its weakest member.” - Gandhi“Ours steals their money.” – Jamie McCallum The … Continue reading America’s Broken Dreams: Review of Worked Over: How Round-the-Clock Work is Killing the American Dream by Jamie K. McCallum