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09
May

Uber and Lyft Drivers on Strike

With Uber and Lyft drivers on strike yesterday ahead of the Uber IPO, the drivers brought to light the precarity of gig work. On CBS News, Alex Rosenblat, technology ethnographer and author …

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23
Apr

World Book Day: A Look at the Future

In celebration of World Book Day, below are books that challenge readers to consider their role as citizens in a global society. #WorldBookDay The Future of Governance Renovating Democracy: Governing in the …

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26
Mar

Gig Workers Fighting Back

As more people participate in the gig economy, workers are looking to organize so companies are held accountable for the labor market that they’ve helped create. In the San Francisco Chronicle piece on …

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06
Mar

Inspiring Meaningful Change at SXSW

As we count down the days to the start of SXSW (March 8-17 in Austin, TX), we are reminded how the festival—once known for it’s focus on music, entertainment, and media—has grown to …

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01
Jan

To a New Year, To a New Future

At the start of this new year, we look to those whose research and books help change how people think, plan, and govern in our world today. Happy New Year from the …

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16
Dec

How Silicon Valley Inspired Uberland

“Uber didn’t invent the idea that its technology would be neutral. That comes from a Silicon Valley idea.” —Alex Rosenblat, technology ethnographer and author of Uberland: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules …

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27
Oct

Trapped in Uberland

In an interview with CityLab, Alext Rosenblat, technology ethnographer and author of Uberland: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work, shares her research on how Uber’s “algorithm as a boss” attitude affects …

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