In his book, Breaking Things at Work, Gavin Meuller argues that we can’t think of technology in the workplace as “just” a tool but always as a tool created for a specific purpose to benefit specific groups and exploit others. As such, breaking machines in the workplace–which means many things–has been and will continue to be an important point of struggle for establishing worker autonomy, solidarity, and fair treatment.
Dr. Mueller Mueller is Assistant Professor of New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam. He’s also a member of the editorial collective of Viewpoint Magazine. Breaking Things at Work: The Luddites Are Right about Why You Hate Your Job is available from Verso.
What We Talked About
Inventing the Future by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams.
Andreas Malm, Fossil Capitalism.