Dynamics of Virtual Work
AN INTERNATIONAL INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH NETWORK ON THE TRANSFORMATION OF WORK IN THE INTERNET AGE (2012-2016)
Digitisation of information has altered labour processes out of all recognition whilst telecommunications have enabled jobs to be relocated globally. But ICTs have also enabled the creation of entirely new types of ‘digital’ or ‘virtual’ labour, both paid and unpaid, shifting the borderline between ‘play’ and ‘work’ and creating new types of unpaid labour connected with the consumption and co-creation of goods and services. This affects private life as well as transforming the nature of work and people experience the impacts differently depending on their gender, their age, where they live and what work they do. This EU COST Action brings together researchers from all diverse fields to compare results, survey the evidence and develop an understanding of how these changes in work take place and what their impacts are. Christian Fuchs is the Vice-Chair of this network.
Sociology of Communications and Media Research
RESEARCH NETWORK 18 OF THE EUROPEAN SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (ESA)
RN18, chaired by Christian Fuchs, is a network in the ESA that brings together scholars who study the role of media and communications in society. It especially focuses on social theory and critical studies. RN18 organizes an annual conference.
ICTs and Society Network
The ICTs and Society-network is an international transdisciplinary network of researchers interested in studying the role of digital and social media in society and how society shapes these media as context. Christian Fuchs is the Network’s Co-Founder.