EMERGENT TECHNOLOGY - Reimagining Work and Consumption in a Connected World
3803 Locust Walk Philadelphia, PA
This event is presented by The Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy.
WHEN SPEAKING OF COMPANIES SUCH AS UBER AND LYFT, commentators often use the terms “sharing economy” and “gig economy” interchangeably, even though they point to diametrically opposed visions of economic life. It raises the question of exactly when, and how, the idea of using the internet to share resources outside of market channels became the practice of employing – and often exploiting – informal workers as a way to sidestep regulated markets. Our panelists address the realities of today, but also the very real possibilities of transforming labor and consumption in the future.
Trebor Scholz, Associate Professor of Culture and Media, The New School of Public Engagement
Juliet Schor, Professor of Sociology, Boston College
Benjamin Shestakofsky, Associate Professor of Sociology