The entire Technology and Socialization cycle is divided into four sessions devoted, respectively, to the following: (1) the infosphere which transforms human social and political reality, (2) the future of the labour market and “man without work”, (3) affects mediated “through the media” and created “in media”, and (4) the self and digital identity in the era of “networked society”.

As part of the Technology and Socialization research project, on 16-17 October 2018, The Self and Digital Identity in the Era of “Networked Society” conference was held at the College of Artes Liberales. It initiated series of lectures, symposia and public discussions on the changes in social life that are influenced by the development of information technology.

The upcoming event, which will take place on 27-28 May 2019, is devoted to The Future of Work in the Postdigital Age.

What are the meanings of the term ‘work in the postdigital age’? How does neoliberalism and (post)digitalisation affect different types of work: manual, intellectual, productive and service work and its relation to capital? What is the role of trade unions and other forms of organised labour in the new, deregulated and fluid landscape of labour? How is new and future work represented in literature, visual arts and different forms of the moving image? Do the works of the leading ‘philosophers of work’, such as Marx and Engels, Foucault, Bourdieu, and Hardt and Negri, need to be substantially updated in the light of the ‘postdigital’?

The conference invites scholars and practitioners from all relevant disciplines, such as philosophy, anthropology, sociology, economy, IT studies, history, pedagogical studies, literary, film and media studies, to take part in a timely discussion about the future of labour.