Liquid labour: global media industries and the costs of immaterial production

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The internet has become a widely accessible source of knowledge that allows us to be connected as a network community anytime we want on multiple forms of devices. This means that the flexibility of working from home and connecting with our peers can happen anywhere and anytime – which is where the term liquid labour comes in. Liquid labour promotes flexible mobility for workers and even blurs the definition of work – as some people don’t have an office, they work for companies that are entirely based in the digital realm. This allows the ability to work from home.

Does the home-office type of liquid labour make workers more productive? We can definitely say that accessibility to communication has allowed individuals and companies to be more efficient with their time to deliver messages and files etc.

Personally, I don’t know if I would like to blur the lines between home and work. I created this remediation because I believe a home should be a place of rest and although the ability to work from home sounds appealing, I may be heavily distracted.

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One thought on “Liquid labour: global media industries and the costs of immaterial production

  1. Hey Rachel, 100% agree with you on that one. Your remediation is a perfect visual representation of what I would be doing 😂. Zygmunt Bauman argues “liquid life” is the precarious life, lived under constant uncertainty- but as mentioned in my own blog post I’m almost definite if I tried to converge work-life and home-life together I would end up watching Netflix and sleep all day, which is pretty much the main reason I never manage to get my uni work completed!

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