Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
[Lecture / Panel]
Lunch Bytes: Digital Work: Labor, Likes, and Artistic Production
Where |Goethe Institut
812 7th St NW
About This Event
The meaning and experience of labor has dramatically changed with the rise of digital technologies. How we understand labor and how, where, and when we work – including the expectations, investments, and loyalties that are attached to ‘a job’ – have all been transformed by information and communication technologies that have enabled labor to become flexible, remote, real-time, and virtually ‘weightless’. In addition this has also obscured the borders that traditionally separated work from leisure, time off from being ‘on the clock’.
For this first Lunch Bytes event in the fall, selected American, German and Swiss artists and experts will discuss questions like: What is the status of ‘work’ or ‘labor’ in today’s digital economy? How have digital technologies affected artistic labor and the status of the artist as a producer of artwork? How has the creation, distribution and consumption of artworks been transformed?
Artist and expert panelists include:
Rafaël Rozendaal, New York-based artist
Petra Cortright, Santa Barbara-based artist