Will AI kill development?

I had the opportunity to contribute to this new BCC World Service programme ‘Will AI kill development?’. Listen here, or contact me for an mp3 if you’re unable to access it. Summary Ian Goldin asks if robotisation will prevent poorer… Continue Reading

New article – The Global Gig Economy: Towards a Planetary Labour Market?

Amir Anwar and I have a new article out in First Monday. The piece think through what a planetary labour market entails, how it is relationally, spatially, and discursively constructed, and who it benefits. I’m pasting the abstract and conclusions… Continue Reading

RGS-IBG Session Report – Digital Representations of Place: Urban Overlays and Digital Justice

By Mark Graham, Martin Dittus, Muki Haklay, Yu-Shan Tseng, Gillian Rose, and Rob Kitchin who presented talks, and the attendees of the subsequent workshop on “Digital Representations of Place: Urban Overlays and Digital Justice” at RGS-IBG 2018 in Cardiff on Wednesday… Continue Reading

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Knowledge Equity and Spatial Justice on Wikipedia

Last week, 600 Wikipedians met in Cape Town for Wikimania 2018, the annual global gathering of the Wikipedia community. The keynote speaker on the first day was OII digital geographer Dr Martin Dittus, who presented new work with Professor Mark Graham on the… Continue Reading

Three visions for how information and communication technologies alter positionalities at global economic margins

I’m currently working on a book chapter about our ‘digital labour and gig economy‘ research. The chapter attempts to contextualise plans and projects to expand digital labour schemes by governments, third-sector organisations, and private sector actors. In writing the chapter, I thought it… Continue Reading

Towards a Fairer Platform Economy: Introducing the Fairwork Foundation

This month, I started work on a new project together with my new colleague Jamie Woodcock: The Fairwork Foundation. With generous funding from Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), we will get to spend the next year and… Continue Reading