The future of techno-disruption in gig economy workforces: challenging the dialogue with fictional abstracts

Oliver Bates, Callum Nash, Ben Kirman, Christian Remy, Carolynne Lord

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Abstract

In this article we explore near-future of the pervasive computing, AI, and HCI in the context of the disruptive potential of technologies on workers in the on-demand gig economy. Using fictional abstracts, the authors muse on dystopian case studies of: independent contractors, last-mile couriers, teachers, and creative professionals. This article serves as base for critical reflections on: 1) the need for multidisciplinary approaches when tackling broader and far-reaching societal implications of digital technology in the gig economy, and 2) the potential role of fictional abstracts in the design process of future digital technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHTTF 2019: Proceedings of the Halfway to the Future Symposium 2019
EditorsJoel E Fischer, Sarah Martindale, Martin Porcheron, Stuart Reeves, Jocelyn Spence
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450372039
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019
EventHalfway to the Future - Albert Hall Conference Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Nov 201920 Nov 2019
https://www.halfwaytothefuture.org/

Conference

ConferenceHalfway to the Future
Abbreviated titleHttF2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityNottingham
Period19/11/1920/11/19
Internet address

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