Vando Borghi

Technology at Work. Power and Democracy in the Shaping of Reality

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From a general point of view, technology is part of a more general process in which the borders between the specific action of working and the a-specific social action are more and more blurred. In this sense, any particular and "privileged" relationship between technology and work (compared to the first historical phase of modern capitalism) appears to be lost. But at a more careful observation, we can see how that relationship is still a crucial component of the continuous process of primitive accumulation, in which material but also immaterial forces of production have to be constantly produced and reproduced. Despite the many different fields and contexts in which work is enacted, technology is now a fundamental device of an increasing bureaucratization of the world and, more precisely, of an unknown extension of de-politicized practices of construction of reality.


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