Publications

If you are unable to access any of the works below, please send an email to ebrophy@sfu.ca.

2022

Spitzberg, D., & Pei, Y. (2022, July 2). Justice in the Gray Zone. From the Desks of
Designers and Researchers Bringing Design Justice Principles to Work
, Issue #1.

2021

Brophy, E., & Grayer, S. B. (2021). Platform Organizing: Tech Worker Struggles and Digital Tools for Labour Movements. In Wolfson, T., Kumanyika, C., Rodino-Colocino, M., & Dolber, B. (Eds.), The Gig Economy: Workers and Media in the Age of Convergence. Routledge.

Delfanti, A. (2021, forthcoming). The Warehouse: Workers and Robots at Amazon. Pluto Press.

Delfanti, A., Radovac, L, & Walker, T. (2021). The Amazon Panopticon: A Guide for Workers, Organizers & Policymakers. Report for UNI Global Union.

Dolber, B., & McCullough, E. (2021, August 29). Most California Rideshare Drivers are Not Receiving Health-Care Benefits under Proposition 22. National Equity Atlas.

Irani, L. (2021). What is Digital Labor and How Does it Change Us? Heteromation and Other Stories of Computing and Capitalism, Ekbia, H., & Nardi, B. (Review). Mind, Culture, and Activity.

Kneese, T. (2021, August 6). Our Silicon Valley, Ourselves. boundary 2.

Kneese, T. (2021, September 22). Review of Your Computer is on Fire, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing.

Rodino-Colocino, M., Kumanyika, C., Wolfson, T., & Dober, B. (Eds.) (2021). The Gig Economy: Workers and Media in the Age of Convergence. Routledge.

Smolović Jones, O., Briley, G., & Woodcock, J. (2021). Exposing and Re-Placing Leadership Through Workers Inquiry. Leadership.

Spitzberg, D. (2021, April 28). The Slow Demise of Loconomics: A Post-Mortem of California’s Most Ambitious #platformcoop, RIP. STIR Magazine.

Spitzberg, D., Garcia, E. G., Pendergrass, L., Shaw, M., Bursey, L., Bediako, S., Schmitt, A., & Dow, M. (2021, June 10). Worker-Led Research Yields a New Framework for Assessing Job Quality. JFF.

Su, N. M., Lazar, A., & Irani, L. (2021). Critical Affects: Tech Work Emotions Amidst the Techlash. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction.

Whitney, C. D., Naval, T., Quepons, E., Singh, S., Rick, S. R., & Irani, L. (2021). HCI Tactics for Politics from Below: Meeting the Challenges of Smart Cities. Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

Woodcock, J. (2021). A Taste of Power? Making Sense of Workers’ Struggle at Deliveroo. University of Westminster Press Blog.

Woodcock, J. (2021). The Fight Against Platform Capitalism: An Inquiry into the Global Struggles of the Gig Economy. University of Westminster Press.

2020

Cant, C., Englert, S., & Woodcock, J. (2020). Digital Workerism: Technology, Platforms, and the Circulation of Workers’ Struggles. Republished in Monthly Review Online.

Delfanti, A., & Frey, B. (2020). Humanly Extended Automation, or the Future of Work Seen Through Amazon Patents. Science, Technology & Human Values.

Dolber, B. (2020, November 3). Most Expensive Ballot Initiative in California History Pits Uber and Lyft Against Drivers Who Built a Union from ScratchLabor Notes.

Dolber, B. (2020, November 19). It Took a Boatload of Cash to Beat Self-Organized Drivers. Labor Notes.

Irani, L. (2020). Hackathons: Labor, Politics, and the Organization of Public Passions. In Mertia, S. (Ed.), Lives of Data: Essays on Computational Cultures from India. Institute of Network Cultures.

Kneese, T., & Palm, M. (2020). Brick-and-Platform: Listing Labor in the Digital Vintage Economy. In Duffy, B. E., Nieborg, D., & Poell, T. (Eds.), Special collection on the “Platformization of Cultural Production,” Social Media + Society.

Spitzberg, D., Shaw, K., Angevine, C., Wilkins, M., Strickland, M., Yamashiro, J., Adams, R., & Lockhart, L. (2019, October 15). Principles at Work: Applying “Design Justice” in Professionalized Workplaces. Contribution to the CSCW 2020 Workshop: Collective Organizing and Social Responsibility.

Woodcock, J. (2020). The Algorithmic Panopticon at Deliveroo: Measurement, Precarity, and the Illusion of Control. Ephemera.

2019

Brophy, E., & Grayer, S. B. (2019, June 8). Platform Organizing. In Notes from Below: Logout!

Delfanti, A. (2019). Machinic Dispossession and Augmented Despotism: Digital Work in an Amazon Warehouse. New Media & Society.

Dolber, B. (2019). From Independent Contractors to an Independent Union: Building Solidarity through Rideshare Drivers United’s Organizing Strategy. Media Inequality and Change Center.

Kneese. T. (2019, June 8). Precarity Beyond the Gig. Notes from Below. In Notes from Below: Logout!

Woodcock, J. and Graham, M. (2019). The Gig Economy: A Critical Introduction. Polity.

Woodcock, J. (2019). Marx at the Arcade: Consoles, Controllers, and Class Struggle. Haymarket Books.