The future of techno-disruption in gig economy workforces: challenging the dialogue with fictional abstracts

Bates, Oliver, Nash, Callum, Kirman, Ben, Remy, Christian and Lord, Carolynne (2019) The future of techno-disruption in gig economy workforces: challenging the dialogue with fictional abstracts. In: Halfway to the Future, 19th - 20th November 2019, Nottingham, UK. (In Press)

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Abstract

In this article we explore near-future of the pervasive computing, AI, and HCI in the context of the disruptive potential of technologies on workers in the on-demand gig economy. Using fictional abstracts, the authors muse on dystopian case studies of: independent contractors, last-mile couriers, teachers, and creative professionals. This article serves as base for critical reflections on: 1) the need for multidisciplinary approaches when tackling broader and far-reaching societal implications of digital technology in the gig economy, and 2) the potential role of fictional abstracts in the design process of future digital technologies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gig economy, fictional abstracts, human security, future studies, design fiction, existentialism, creativity, logistics, AI, autonomous vehicles, drones, HCI, ethics, justice, pervasive computing, ubicomp
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
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Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2019 16:23
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 13:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/40930

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