Algorithmic Management, the Future of Professions and Social Harm

Updated: Sep 8

DIGIWORK Workshop

Organized by Eivind Falkum & Tereza Østbø Kuldova


Time: September 9, 2021, 10:00 – 15:30 PM Oslo

Zoom link is available here: https://www.oslomet.no/en/about/events/digiwork-workshop

Program


10:00 – 10:10

Welcome

Eivind Falkum


10:10 – 10:30

The Harms of Work: Critical Reflections on the Digital Transformation of the Workplace through a Social Harm Lens

Anthony Lloyd

Reader in Criminology and Sociology, Teesside University


10:30 – 10:45 Comments to and discussion of Anthony’s presentation

10:45 – 11:00 Break


11:00 – 11:20

Digital Prisms and Coded Visions: Datafied Visibilities as a Mode of Governance

Mikkel Flyverbom

Professor mso at Copenhagen Business School


11:20 – 11:35 Comments to and discussion of Mikkel’s presentation

11:35 – 12:00 Lunchbreak


12:00 – 12:20

Formal and Real Subsumption of Gig and Platform Work: a Dual Mode of Domination

Sigurd Oppegaard

PhD Fellow, University of Oslo & Researcher at Fafo


12:20 – 12:35 Comments to and discussion of Sigurd’s presentation

12:35 – 12:45 Break


12:45 – 13:05

Algorithmic Management: Thinking the Endpoint of Governance by Numbers

Tereza Østbø Kuldova

Research Professor, OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University


13:05 – 13:20 Comments to and discussion of Tereza’s presentation


13:20 – 13:50 Summing up part 1: Possible interconnections between the four presentations and their relevance for the DigiWork project (Chair: Eivind)

13:50 – 14:00 Break


14:00 – 15:30

Advisory Board Meeting (only for project members)

Comments to the DigiWork project proposal


We invite the members of the Advisory Board to present some expectations, perspectives, possible pitfalls, and critical remarks to the research problems, perspectives, methods and expected outcomes as presented in the project proposal for Digital Prism and the Nordic Model of Workplace Democracy under Pressure (attached)


14:00 – 14:15 – Eivind Falkum: Introductory Comments

14:15 – 14:30 – Benedicte Brøgger: Comments to the DigiWork project (The project sketch)

14:30 – 14:45 – Haldor Byrkjeflot: Comments to the DigiWork project

14:45 – 15:30 – Discussion and final summary


This workshop is funded by The Research Council of Norway under project no. 314486 – Digital Prism and the Nordic Model of Workplace Democracy under Pressure (DigiWORK).