Call for Papers: Capitalism, Social Science and the Platform University

December 13th-14th, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge In recent discussions of capitalism, the notion of the ‘platform’ has come to play a prominent role in conceptualising our present circumstances and imagining our potential futures. There are criticisms which can be raised of the platform-as-metaphor, however we believe it provides a useful hook through which to … Continue reading Call for Papers: Capitalism, Social Science and the Platform University

Follow the Platform Capitalism reading group remotely

Our intensive one month Platform Capitalism reading group begins next month. All are welcome to attend in person and please get in touch if you'd like advice about travelling to the university. However it will also be possible to follow the reading group remotely, thanks to Naomi Barnes. If you'd like to do so, please … Continue reading Follow the Platform Capitalism reading group remotely

Our one month Platform Capitalism intensive reading group

In recent discussions of capitalist transformation, the notion of the ‘platform’ has come to play a prominent role in conceptualising our present circumstances and imagining our potential futures. There are many criticisms which can be raised of the platform metaphor, however we believe it provides a useful hook through which to make sense of how … Continue reading Our one month Platform Capitalism intensive reading group

Platform Capitalism and the New Value Economy in the Academy

On March 2nd, Susan Robertson's spoke to our Work In Progress seminar series about her ongoing work on platform capitalism and the university. The slides from the talk are attached below. This will be a major focus of the CPGJ's work over the coming years so there is much more to follow. This talk was based on a … Continue reading Platform Capitalism and the New Value Economy in the Academy