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Courses - Spring 2024
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Information Studies
Open Seats as of
02/23/2024 at 10:30 PM
INST878R
Special Topics in Information Studies; Futures of Work
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Are robots taking our jobs? Are there any jobs even worth taking? What other futures of work might we build? This course examines these questions by focusing on the labor process of computer-supported collaborative work (CSCW) in domains ranging from transportation to software development to sex work, drawing on research and theory from sociology, organizational studies, HCI, and more. Design-oriented students will be encouraged to develop interventions to enhance not just productivity but autonomy and democracy. Research-oriented students will learn to study workplaces and situate shopfloor developments in global political economy.