Critical Theory in the Digital Context: Search Engine Labour and
Wed, June 28, 2017, 18:00
University of Westminster
309 Regent St, Room UG.04
How are major search algorithms produced? How is their global relevance
sustained and promoted? What is the role of creativity in digital games
production? How do creative producers cope with contradictions in their
Focusing on search engines and the digital games industry, Ergin Bulut
and Paško Bilić will in two talks explore various angles of critical
theory. Concepts such as technological rationality, alienation,
bio-political production and exploitation will be evoked to understand
the specifics of labour processes in digital contexts.
Paško Bilić is Research Associate at the Department for Culture and
Communication, Institute for Development and International Relations in
Ergin Bulut is Assistant Professor at the Department of Media and Visual
Arts at Koc University, Istanbul.