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Marx at the Arcade: Consoles, Controllers, and Class

August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

£3

In Marx at the Arcade (Haymarket Books), acclaimed researcher Jamie Woodcock delves into the hidden abode of the gaming industry. In an account that will appeal to hardcore gamers, digital skeptics, and the joystick-curious, Woodcock unravels the vast networks of artists, software developers, and factory and logistics workers whose seen and unseen labor flows into the products we consume on a gargantuan scale. Along the way, he analyzes the increasingly important role the gaming industry plays in contemporary capitalism and the broader transformations of work and the economy that it embodies.

Jamie Woodcock is a sociologist of work, focusing on digital labor, the gig economy, and resistance. He is currently a fellow at the London School of Economics and is the author of the award-winning Working the Phones (2016). He is on the editorial board of Historical Materialism and an editor of Notes from Below, an online journal of workers’ inquiry.

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Details

Date:
August 15
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
£3
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Website:
https://www.headfirstbristol.co.uk/#date=2019-08-15&event_id=56171

Venue

SPACE at PRSC
17-25 Jamaica Street, Stokes Croft
Bristol, BS2 8JP United Kingdom
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Phone:
0117 214 0029
Website:
https://prsc.org.uk/the-space/

Organiser

Bristol Transformed
Email:
bristoltransformed@gmail.com
Website:
https://bristoltransformed.org/