Media, Information and Technoculture 3718F/G – Work in a Wired World

Workplaces, from factories and offices to studios to fast food outlets, are being transformed by digital networks. This course examines the controversies associated with these changes. Topics include occupational changes in an information economy; digital deskilling and reskilling; telework; flexibilization; the move from Taylorism to ‘team concept'; workplace monitoring; the productivity paradox; the shifting balance between management and labor in a computerized work environment; technological unemployment on the information highway and the ‘end of work’ debate. Antirequisite(s): Prerequisite(s): At least 65% in each of MIT 1200F/G, 1500F/G and 1700F/G. Corequisite(s): Pre-or Corequisite(s): Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course. back to top

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