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Econotopias: Labor, Desire and Empathy in a Crowdsourced World

Econotopias: Labor, Desire and Empathy in a Crowdsourced World

Stephanie Rothenberg
USA
Presentada por Hyphen Hub

The dream of the world wide web was to democratize the virtual information highways and create a global village of shared ideas and values. Yet the vision of a digital commons was quickly lost to the prospects of a digital marketplace. Early online payment systems streamlined the commodification of knowledge and ideas into new forms of on-demand paid entertainment. With the advent of social media platforms that link crowd-based participation to bank accounts, the financialization of the internet continues to innovate. Stephanie Rothenberg will discuss her networked installations and performances that question who really profits in the crowdsourcing and crowdfunding of labor, desire and empathy.