Conference Papers, Talks, and Press

Press, podcasts, videos, and conference papers and talks



Press

  • De Standaard, 'Beursflop Deliveroo doet platformeconomie wankelen', by Pieter Van Maele and Korneel Delbeke, 1st April 2021.
  • Nieuwsblad, 'Eerste beursdag wordt nachtmerrie voor Deliveroo: hoe is het zover kunnen komen?', by Pieter Van Maele, 1st April 2021.
  • Belle Caledonia, 'Across Europe, the battle between gig workers and their algorithmic masters is raging', by Ben Wray, 30th March 2021.
  • elástica, 'Marx na luta por games mais divertidos', by João Varella, 18th March 2021.
  • Outras Palavras, 'Games, nova fronteira no combate cultural', 2nd March 2021.
  • O Globo, 'Ideologia, eu quero uma para jogar: estudiosos refletem sobre relações entre games e política', 20th February 2021.
  • Tech Monitor, 'Why "platform cooperatives" have yet to challenge Big Tech', 17th February 2021.
  • El País, 'Google se repliega en la batalla por la industria de videojuegos', 12th Feburary 2021.
  • The Times Hub, 'Google retreats in the battle for the video game industry', 12th Feburary 2021.
  • Folha de Pernambuco, 'Games prosperam na pandemia, mas ainda não são levados a sério', 11th January 2021.
  • El Pais, Retine, 'Twitch desafía a Netflix y a las televisiones y asalta el entretenimiento convencional', by Jorge G. Garcia, 6th January 2021. Also available in French in Marseille News and English in Explica.
  • The Times, 'Is your employer spying on you as you work from home?', 3rd January 2021.
  • Drops to Jogos, 'Conheça o livro Marx no fliperama, sobre “games e luta de classes”', 20th December 2020.
  • Welcome to the Jungle, 'Taking on tyrants: UK tech workers unionise for better rights for all', interviewed by Anaïs Brémond, 9th December 2020.
  • HuffPost, 'Los videojuegos según Marx: Entrevista con Jamie Woodcock sobre el mundo de las consolas', interviewed by Andrés Lomeña, 7th December 2020.
  • El Pais, 'En portada: Los videojuegos se hacen mayores y desbordan las pantallas', by Jorge G. Garcia, 29th November 2020.
  • The Times, 'A hard grind for coffee giant’s "gig" call handlers: no sick pay and a fee to work', interviewed by Shanti Das, 1st November 2020.
  • OutrasMídias, 'A vida dos trabalhadores por um clique', by Tarso de Melo, 14th October 2020.
  • Your Rights at Work, WPFW 89.3 FM, interviewed by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith, 8th October 2020.
  • Nolan Live, BBC Northen Ireland, interviwed by Stephen Nolan, 7th October 2020.
  • Jacobin Brazil, 'Por que a luta socialista nos games chegou para ficar', by Rafael Grohmann, 6th October 2020.
  • Brave New Europe, 'Digital Platforms and the Pandemic', interviewed by Ben Wray, 31st July 2020.
  • Medium, 'Comunicação e trabalhadores das plataformas: entrevista com Jamie Woodcock', interviewed by Paula Alves, 2nd July 2020.
  • TechTheLead, 'Employee Surveillance Software Usage Spikes As Work From Home Is More Widespread', interviewed by Andrei Ene, 19th June 2020.
  • CNBC, 'Employee tracking is increasingly widespread, and it could be doing more harm than good', interviewed by Adam Isaak, 17th June 2020.
  • Counterview, 'Self-employed? "Dead-end" for India's 15 million gig workers amidst lockdown', by Sashi Kant Tripathi, May 20220.
  • Umbrella Studios, 'Will the COVID-19 pandemic fuel a freelance revolution?', interviewed by Roberta Hollis, 20th April 2020.
  • Wired, 'Gig economy workers have a new weapon in the fight against Uber' interviewed by Sanjana Varghese, 17th February 2020.
  • Le Nouvel Economiste.fr, 'Ces nouveaux syndicats qui s’en prennent à l’uberisation, l’économie à la tâche et l’externalisation', 17th Februrary 2020 - in French.
  • Financial Times 'The upstart unions taking on the gig economy and outsourcing', interviewed by Bethan Staton, 19th January 2020.
  • OneZero 'Uber Delivery Workers in Mexico Are Tracking Thieves Through Google Maps and WhatsApp Networks', interviewed by Martha Pskowski, 11th December 2019.
  • Motherboard, Vice Italy 'Cosa succede quando l'esercito vuole il tuo videogioco', featured in an article by Matteo Lupetti, 26th November 2019.
  • BBC 'Bye box: How streaming could kill the games console', interviewed by Chris Baraniuk, 8th November 2019.
  • The Guardian 'Strike 2.0: how gig economy workers are using tech to fight back', interviewed by Jack Shenker, 31st August 2019.
  • DigiLabour 'Trabalhadores de Games Uni-vos', by Rafael Grohmann, 23rd August 2019.
  • Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, V4: E1 'The Dark Side of the Video Games Industry', interviewed by researchers and provided copy of Marx at the Arcade.
  • The Guardian, 'London academics criticise 'oppressive' treatment of student protesters', by Mattha Busby, 24th June 2019.
  • The Verge, 'Robot butlers operated by remote workers are coming to do your chores', by James Vincent, 9th May 2019.
  • New Statesman, 'Tech workers are organising – and asking what technology is actually for', by Sanjana Varghese, 3rd May 2019.
  • Quartz India, Interviewed for 'The ugly truth behind being a gig-economy worker in India', by Aria Thaker, 26th March 2019.
  • Interviewed about Fairwork on Classic FM (South Africa), 28th March 2019.
  • Vita Da Call Center, interviewed for Pop Economy, Canale 224.
  • WES 2018: Dr Jamie Woodcock, interviewed for the Work Employment and Society conference.
  • The Australian Financial Review interviewed for 'Does social networking at work boost your company's profits?', by Laurence Dodds, 23rd October 2018.
  • The Telegraph interviewed for 'Social networks at work: democratic or dangerous?', by Laurence Dodds, 23rd October 2018.
  • BBC News 24, interviewed about Uber Eats strike, 4th October 2018.
  • Forbes, interviewed for 'UberEats Workers May Have Accidentally Found The Company's Achilles Heel', by Emiliano Mellino, 4th October 2018.
  • The Atlantic, interviewed for 'The Coders Programming Themselves Out of a Job', by Brian Merchant, 3rd October 2018.
  • Mosaik, interviewed for '“Kein Geld, kein Essen” – Streiks bei Uber Eats', by Benjamin Herr, 25th Sept 2018.
  • BBC Radio Oxford, interviewed about surveillance at work, 17th August 2018.
  • Eurogamer 'The games industry needs unions - and these are the people trying to make it happen in the UK', interview, 8th July 2018.
  • Al Jazeera, TV interview about addiction and videogames, Counting the Cost, 21st June, 2018.
  • Red Pepper Interviewed about work, 18th June 2018.
  • The Guardian Interview about surveillance at work, 14th May 2018.
  • The Guardian Interviewed as part of an article on IWGB and UVW, 18th April 2018.
  • Torcedores Interviewed for a publication in Brazil about Esports, March 2018.
  • Globo News, Brazil, 'Sem Fronteiras: Automação e educação: o futuro do trabalho', TV interview about the future of work, 9th February 2018.
  • Reteconomy TV, Sky Italy, TV interview about precarious work, January 2018.
  • Al Jazeera, TV interview about Uber and IWGB case, 9th November 2017.
  • Al Jazeera, TV interview about Uber ruling, 27th September 2017.
  • Canal Trece, Colombia, TV interview about videogames, September 2017.
  • BBC Radio 2 Interviewed by Jeremy Vine, 31st August 2017.
  • ARTE TV - Grande-Bretagne: l'envers du "miracle de l'emploi", French TV interview about work, 31st May 2017.
  • BBC Radio 2 Interviewed by Jeremy Vine, 5th May
  • BBC Radio 4 PM Interviewed about call centres, 2nd May 2017.

Podcasts


Videos

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Conference Papers and Talks

  • April, 2021, 'The Gig Economy', Kent People Before Profit, online.
  • March, 2021, 'Digital Workerism: tracing global workers' struggles against platforms', International Development and Innovation Seminar Series, Open University, online.
  • March, 2021, 'Trialectic – Can Technology be Moral?', Wonk Bridge, online.
  • February, 2021, 'Brazilian Delivery Platform Workers: class composition and migration of riders in the UK and Brazil', with Rafael Grohmann and Mateus Mendonça, Platform Work and Work at Amazon stream, RC44, IV ISA Forum of Sociology, Porto Alegre, Brazil, online.
  • February, 2021, Facing The Crisis: Unions in the Age of Covid, RCA UCU, online.
  • February, 2021, 'Global Struggles of the Gig Economy', Leicester Secular Society, online.
  • February, 2021, 'Video Games: A Marxist Perspective', UPLINK, Long Island Retro Gaming, online.
  • February, 2021, 'Working for the platform economy', EMN Reading seminar on Fluid Organisations, EM Normandie, online.
  • February, 2021, 'Play/Work: playbour and immaterial labour', Kings, London.
  • February, 2021, 'Uber and the Covid crisis', GERPISA, Paris and online.
  • February, 2021, 'Global Struggles of the Gig Economy' (Keynote), The Joys and Perils of Platform Work in Estonia, Estonia and online.
  • February, 2021, 'Marxism and videogames', Experimental Publishing master (XPUB) at the Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, Netherlands and online.
  • February, 2021, 'Oral evidence', House of Lords COVID-19 Committee, online.
  • January, 2021, 'The Class Composition Project', Notes from Below, online.
  • January, 2021, 'Politics, populism, and playstations', The Popular Show, online.
  • November, 2020, 'Crowdsourcing Wage Pledge', Not-Equal Award Showcase, Online.
  • November, 2020, 'Worker writing and class composition', Historical Materialism, online.
  • October, 2020, 'Note dalla pandemia: il lavoro tra salute e reddito', Django Social Center in Treviso and online. Report and video available here.
  • October, 2020, 'Digital Labour and Digital Workerism', Global China Social Research Hub Public Seminar Series, The University of Hong Kong, online.
  • October, 2020, 'The Work of Videogames: Reflections on Game Worker Organizing', Haymarket teach-in with Austin Kelmore and Emma Kinema, online. Video available here.
  • September, 2020, 'Socially distanced organising: new tools to fight back at work', The World Transformed, online.
  • August, 2020, 'Gig-Economy and the Law: Law School Policy Review', National Law School of India University, Bengaluru and online.
  • July, 2020, 'Network culture and creation as work', Guim Camps' Virtual Union of Mods project, English with Catalan and Spanish subtitles.
  • June, 2020, 'The Future of Workers - implementing learning and development solutions', CIPD Festival of Work, London and online.
  • May, 2020, 'Workers' Inquiry More Than Ever', Red May Seattle and online.
  • May, 2020, 'Digital Workerism', DigiLabour Conversations no 6, Brazil and online. Video availabile here.
  • May, 2020, 'Plexal live panel: the future of work', London and online.
  • March, 2020, 'PhD Workshop', University of Toronto.
  • February, 2020, 'Ludocapitalism', Manchester.
  • February, 2020, 'Play/Work: playbour and immaterial labour', Kings, London.
  • February, 2020, 'Voices of resistance in the gig economy', Cafe Diplo, London.
  • December, 2019, 'The rise of the gig economy and its impacts on the future of work', The gig economy and its implications for social dialogue and workers' protection: outcomes from a cross-national research project, Universite de Geneve.
  • November, 2019, 'The future of work in a digital economy: Managing change while putting people first’, Homes UK, ExCel London.
  • November, 2019, 'Game Workers Unite', Canterbury Christ Church University.
  • November, 2019, 'Money and debt', Sociology, University of Warwick.
  • November, 2019, 'Marx at the Arcade', Radical Book Fair, Edinburgh.
  • November, 2019, 'Workers' Inquiries in the UK', Historical Materialism, London.
  • November, 2019, 'Workers' Inquiry in practice', Historical Materialism, London.
  • November, 2019, 'Organising platform workers', Organising 2019, Innovations and Reflections, Ella Baker School of organising, London.
  • October, 2019, 'The Gig Economy, Future of Work, and Voice', LSE.
  • October, 2019, 'Informal work', Sociology, University of Warwick.
  • October, 2019, 'Platform Labour and Class Composition', Artificial Intelligence, Platforms, and Workers', University of Leicester.
  • October, 2019, 'Marx at the Arcade', Everybody's Reading Festival, Leicester.
  • October, 2019, 'Work on feeling', Sociology, University of Warwick.
  • October, 2019, 'The Rise of the Alt-Right: Fighting the fash online', LARAF, London.
  • September, 2019 'Anti-work from above and below: workerism, workers’ struggle, and the fight against work', Challenging the Work Society conference, Birkbeck, London.
  • September, 2019 'Why we strike', chair, The World Transformed, Brighton.
  • September, 2019 'Labour, technology, and the future of workers', The World Transformed, Brighton.
  • September, 2019, 'Setting the Scene - Defining the Future of Work', Keynote, Future of Work Festival: A Conference for HR & Organisational Development Professionals in the Housing Sector, Win-win: making the future of work productive and rewarding for employees and employers, County Hall, London
  • September, 2019, 'Automated decisions and profiles', Congreso Internacional: Sobre Automaizacion, Vigilancia y Control de los Trabajadores y Derechos Fundamentales, Valencia, Spain.
  • September, 2019, 'Delivering resistance in the gig economy: worker self-organisation at Uber and Deliveroo', Freelancers and diversity work in the UK screen industries, Institute for Screen Industry Research, University of Nottingham.
  • August, 2019, 'Marx at the Arcade', Book Launch, Fab Cafe, Manchester.
  • August, 2019, 'Marx at the Arcade: Videogames, Work, and Organising', European Sociological Association conference, Manchester.
  • August, 2019, 'Digital Workerism: Tracing the Recomposition of Workers’ Struggle in Digital Labour / Capitalism', plenary, European Sociological Association conference, Manchester
  • August, 2019, 'Marx at the Arcade', The World Transformed, Bristol.
  • August, 2019, 'Challenges and strategies for organising precarious workers', Open Society Foundation, London.
  • August, 2019, 'Tackling Right-wing dominance in eSports', Who are ya? Exploring art, identity and football, with Marijam Didžgalvytė, Tate Modern.
  • July, 2019, 'Marx at the Arcade', book launch, Housmans bookshop, London.
  • July, 2019, 'Workers of the World, Connect! Tech Innovations and Organizational Change for the Future of Work(ers)', Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, the future of work, Redmond, WA.
  • July, 2019, 'Game Workers: Individualisation and collectivism in the UK games industry', Develop, Brighton.
  • June, 2019, 'Gameplay auto/biographical and life writing', Indisciplinary Approaches to Digital Play symposium, Kings.
  • June, 2019, 'Amazon.com, Twitch.tv, and Videogames', Delivered the Same Day: The Post Office and Amazon.com, University of Coventry.
  • May, 2019, 'Marx at the Arcade', book launch, Waterstones Trafalgar Square, London.
  • May, 2019, 'Algorithm, Platform Design and Agency in Digital Work', Platform Work in Global Contexts, Royal Holloway, London.
  • May, 2019, 'Marx at the Arcade', book launch, Bread and Roses at the Chapel, London.
  • May, 2019, 'Toxic positivity: from the call centre to the university', University of Nottingham.
  • May, 2019, 'Marx at the Arcade', Historical Materialism, Athens.
  • April, 2019, 'Fairwork and artificial intelligence: making, faking, and breaking', ILPC, Vienna.
  • April, 2019, 'Marx at the Arcade', book launch, Historical Materialism, New York.
  • April, 2019, 'The Crisis and the Shopfloor: Class Composition in Britain', Historical Materialism, New York.
  • April, 2019, 'Technology and the future of work and workers', launch of Media Inequality and Change Centre, Philadelphia. Video available here
  • April, 2019, 'Marx at the Arcade', book launch, Red Emmas, Baltimore.
  • April, 2019, 'Marx at the Arcade', book launch, Bluestockings, New York.
  • April, 2019, 'Platform Work and the Fairwork Project Rankings', Data & Society, New York.
  • March, 2019, 'Fairwork', GEONET Conference, University of Johannesburg.
  • March, 2019, 'Guest Lecture', MSc Labour, Social Movements & Development, SOAS, London.
  • March, 2019, 'Future of Work', Guest Lecture, LSE, London.
  • March, 2019, 'Tech workers power', Unite, London.
  • February, 2019, 'Fairwork', ILO, Geneva.
  • February, 2019, 'Digital Labour', Guest Lecture, Royal Holloway, London.
  • February, 2019, Game Workers Unite Organiser Training, London.
  • February, 2019, Speaker, 'Monitored: Business and Surveillance in a Time of Big Data', book launch, Waterstones, London.
  • January, 2019, Speaker, Digital Leaders Salon, University of Liverpool, London campus.
  • January, 2019, 'The Fairwork Foundation', NotEqual launch, Digital Catapult, London.
  • January, 2019, 'The Fairwork Foundation', University of Cape Town.
  • January, 2019, 'The Fairwork Foundation: Strategies for Fairer Platform Work', Microsoft Research, Bangalore, India
  • January, 2019, 'The Fairwork Foundation: Strategies for Fairer Platform Work', with Mark Graham, Richard Heeks, and Jean-Paul VanBelle, ICTDX, Ahmedabad, India.
  • December, 2018, 'Platforms, Digital Labour, and the Future of Work', CITAPP Winter School, IIITB, Bangalore.
  • November, 2018, 'The Notes from Below Project and Technical, Social, and Political Composition', Historical Materialism conference, London.
  • November, 2018, organised the "workers' inquiry" stream with Notes from Below at Historical Materialism conference, London.
  • November, 2018, 'Voice in the gig economy', Guest lecture, LSE, London.
  • October, 2018, 'International Labor Organizing', DSA/TWC, San Francisco.
  • October, 2018, 'Organising Resistance in the Gig Economy', AIDC Solidarity Centre, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • October, 2018, 'platform work and artifical intelligence', Kritik Digitaler Arbeit, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Berlin.
  • September, 2018, 'Autour des luttes londoniennes dans la gig-économie' and 'Roundtable: The Contemporary Working Poor, A Global Overview', Le Travail Qui Rend Pauvre, 3eme Edition du Colloque Internaional Du Gireps, Universite de Montreal.
  • September, 2018, 'Gig Economy: Workers, platforms and the digital workplace', Algorithmic Management: Designing systems which promote human autonomy, WU Vienna.
  • September, 2018, 'gig economy and platform work', Work Employment and Society, Belfast.
  • September, 2018, 'The Fairwork Foundation: Strategies for platform work', Toward a Platform Urbanism Agenda for Urban Studies, University of Sheffield.
  • August, 2018, 'Evolving Technology: New forms of work', Europaeum Summer School, Helsinki, Finland.
  • July, 2018, 'The Fairwork Foundation: assessing and responding to the online gig economy', ILERA, South Korea.
  • July, 2018, 'What Do Unions Do, Today?: Unions’ Community and Societal Contributions and Questions of Their Future Sustainability', co-organiser and discussant, ILERA, South Korea.
  • July, 2018, 'Fairwork Foundation Stakeholder Meeting', Bangalore, India.
  • July, 2018, 'Fairwork Foundation Stakeholder Meeting', Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • June, 2018, 'Digitalisation and the new economy: disrupting production networks while tackling climate change? TUC/ETUI conference: The World(s) of Work in Transition, Brussels.
  • June, 2018, 'Fairwork Foundation: Strategies for online platform work', Fairtrade International Symposium, Portsmouth.
  • June, 2018, 'Could technology make politicians obsolete?', Labour Together, Parliament, London.
  • June, 2018, 'Platform capitalism and online gig work: the labour process, resistance, and organising', Work and employment in an era of platform capitalism, Dauphine Universite Paris.
  • May, 2018, 'Workshop', Playbour, Furtherfields commons, London.
  • May, 2018, Roundtable: Data Justice in the Workplace (co-organised by DATAJUSTICE and Data & Society), Data Justice Lab, Cardiff.
  • May, 2018, 'Future of work', sharelab, Nesta, London.
  • May, 2018, 'Automate this! Delivering resistance in the gig economy', Oxford.
  • May, 2018, 'Marx, the workers’ inquiry, and class composition today', Marx200, Berlin.
  • May, 2018, 'The Fairwork Foundation: strategies for online platform work', re:publica, Berlin.
  • May, 2018, 'Studying Deliveroo though online sources', Alan Turing Institute Workshops on Opportunities to Use Untapped Data to Support Social, Economic and Financial Inclusion, London.
  • April, 2018, 'The Future of Work', Ethical Careers Fair and Conference, SOAS, London.
  • April, 2018, 'Gig Economy: La Revolution de la Servitude', Solidarites Jeunes, Geneva.
  • April, 2018, 'Developing Principles for Fair Online Platform Work', UNCTAD E-Commerce Week, Geneva.
  • April, 2018, 'A.I, Technology and the Future of Work', Funzing, London.
  • March, 2018, 'Platform capitalism and online gig work: the labour process, resistance, and organising', International Labour Process Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • March, 2018, 'The work of gaming, esports and Streaming', eSports: tendências e oportunidades, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • March, 2018, 'The work of gaming, esports and Streaming', The 360, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • March, 2018, 'Understanding the Gig Economy', Undergraduate lecture, the University of Toronto, Canada.
  • March, 2018, 'The Fairwork Foundation: Strategies for Online Platform Work', Log Out! Resistance Within and Against Platform Labour, the University of Toronto, Canada.
  • February, 2018, 'Twitch', Cybersalon, London.
  • February, 2018, 'Work', The Giants of 2020, Beveridge 2.0 Festival, LSE (winner of the debate by popular vote), video available here.
  • February, 2018, 'The Future of Work', Beveridge 2.0 Festival, LSE, recording available here.
  • February, 2018, 'Gaming // Marketing', Marketing Applications, University of Edinburgh Business School, Edinburgh.
  • February, 2018, Jennifer Walshe Sound Salon: Play, Labour and the Internet, Somerset House, London.
  • January, 2018, 'Digital Labour in the University: Understanding the Transformations of Academic Work in the UK', WIAS Workshop: Academic Labour, Digital Media and Capitalism, London.
  • January, 2018, 'Fairwork Foundation', Sharers and Workers, ETUI, Brussels.
  • January, 2018, 'Studying the workplace: the workers’ inquiry today', Edge Hill University.
  • January, 2018, "The Fairwork Foundation: Towards Fairer Work in the Digital Gig Economy", University of Oxford.
  • December, 2017, "Why Workers' Inquiry", Mayday Rooms, London.
  • November, 2017, 'Working the Phones', Birmingham.
  • November, 2017, 'A Fairwork Foundation: towards a Fairer Work in the Digital Gig Economy', with Mark Graham, Work in the Digital Economy: Regulation and Conflicts, ENDL, University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.
  • November, 2017, 'Labour, Resistance, and Organisation in the Online Gig Economy', Historical Materialism Conference, London.
  • November, 2017, 'Power and Accountability in the Digital Economy', The Glass Room, London.
  • November, 2017, 'Fairwork', ETUC Autumn School, LSE.
  • November, 2017, 'Platforms' Digital Frontiers, Kingston University.
  • September, 2017, 'Contemporary Workers' Inquiry and Documenting Struggle', Mayday Rooms, London.
  • September, 2017, 'Working the Phones', Tender Networks, Bristol.
  • September, 2017, 'Deliveroo and the City: work, digital technology, and the urban environment', Urban Studies Seminar, University of Southampton.
  • September, 2017, '“Live Streamers” and the Public Mediation of Cultural Value', with Dr Mark R Johnson, Cultural Mediators in the Digital Age, Kings College London.
  • August, 2017, 'Labour, Professionalisation and Esports', The Future of Esports: Challenging Work and Gender Issues in Pro Gaming, Manchester.
  • July, 2017, 'Precarious Labour', Manchester International Festival.
  • July, 2017, 'Working the Phones', Internationalist Summer Meeting, Greece.
  • July, 2017, 'Towards a Fairer World of Work', ILO, Geneva.
  • July, 2017, 'Managing Play: The Management of Competitive and Professional Gaming', Critical Management Conference (CMS), Liverpool.
  • June 2017, ‘Live Streaming, Twitch.tv, and the Games Industry’, Multiplatform, Manchester.
  • June 2017, 'Working the Phones: investigating control and resistance in the modern workplace', Public lecture LSE, London.
  • June 2017, '"Oh my god, this is beautiful" - game-changing discourse and action in esports tournaments', with Dr Mark R Johnson, CAMEo, University of Leicester.
  • June 2017, 'Understanding the 21st century workplace', Arcadia University, the College of Global Studies, London.
  • June 2017, 'Playing for profit: the lives and careers of professional video gamestreamers', with Dr Mark R Johnson, Canadian Games Studies Association (CGSA), Toronto.
  • May 2017, 'Live-streamed performance and talk on Twitch', Capitalism, Marketing, and Critique, London.
  • May 2017, 'Working the Phones', DIY Cultures, London.
  • May 2017, 'Q&A on the Future of Work', Pulverised at the Arcola Theatre, London.
  • May 2017, 'The new digital everyday of work: platforms and the algorithmic panopticon', Digital Everyday Conference, Kings College London.
  • May 2017, '"It’s like the Gold Rush": The Lives and Careers of Professional Video Game Broadcasters', with Dr Mark R Johnson, DiGRA UK, Salford.
  • April 2017, 'Inquiry today', Historical Materialism, New York.
  • April 2017, Customer Service Agent, Cafe Oto, London.
  • April 2017, 'A Changing World: Power Shifts in 2017 and Beyond', eSCon europe, the eSports conference, London.
  • March 2017, 'Working the Phones', Book Launch, Connecting Research on Employment and Work, University of Warwick.
  • March 2017, 'The Future of Video' Insight 17, London (invited talk).
  • March 2017, 'a gathering of masters @IEM', Digital Jam Sessions (online talk available here).
  • March 2017, 'Digital Labour', Oxford Radical Forum (invited talk).
  • March 2017, 'Working the Phones', Ruskin College, Oxford (invited talk).
  • Feb 2017, 'Understanding the Gig Economy: The problem of management at Deliveroo', Institute for Management Studies, Goldsmiths, London (invited talk).
  • Feb 2017, launch of Euro Network on Digital Labor (ENDL), Paris (participant).
  • Feb 2017 'Working The Phones: Control and Resistance in Call Centers', book launch, Interference Archive and the MEP, New York City.
  • Feb 2017 Session on Board Diversity & Workers on Boards, Corporate Governance Reform Workshop, LSE, London (invited participant).
  • Jan 2017 UK Digital Economy Crucible 2017 Information Event, UCL, London (invited talk).
  • Jan 2017 'Work: The Digital Economy and the Labouring Body' at the Forum, LSE, London (invited talk) available here.
  • Jan 2017 'Deliver-who? An inquiry into the conditions of Deliveroo workers in London', Information Systems Seminar Series, LSE, London
  • Nov 2016 'Working the Phones: Control and Resistance in Call Centres – Book launch', Waterstones, Trafalgar Square, London.
  • Nov 2016 'Deliver-who? An inquiry into the struggle of precarious workers at Deliveroo', ERHR Research Workshop, LSE, London.
  • Nov 2016 'Esports and Competitive Gaming in the UK: A Summary and Future Possibilities', Varsity Games launch: London University LIVE Esports, Gfinity Arena, London (invited talk)
  • Nov 2016 'The work of play: towards a Marxist analysis of video game production', ENCODE, University of Tromsø, Norway (invited lecture).
  • Nov 2016 ‘Working the Phones: Control and Resistance in Call Centres (Wildcat Series) – Book launch’, Historical Materialism, London.
  • Nov 2016 'Professional Gaming Through the Ages: Poker, eSports, and the Work of Skilled Play', with Mark R Johnson, eSports and the Future of Sport, University of Salford
  • Oct 2016 'Procedural generation and the labour process: how we shape tools and they shape us', ProcJam, Falmouth University, UK (invited talk).
  • Oct 2016 'Understanding Digital Labour: Between Autonomy and Automation', Marx2016 conference, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Sept 2016 ‘Professional Gaming and eSports in the UK: Digital Labour and the Blurring of Work and Play’, Work, Employment & Society Conference, University of Leeds.
  • Aug 2016 ‘The Relationships of Co-Creation: Software Modification on Steam’, DiGRA/FDG, Dundee.
  • July 2016 ‘Crowdsourcing in Practice: the users view of micro tasking’, International Conference on Social Media & Society, London.
  • June 2016 ‘Digital tools for workers' organisation: challenges and possibilities’, “I Will if You Will, Too”: Conditional Commitment in Collective Action, City University, London (invited talk).
  • April 2016 ‘Disentangling value in a co-creating Organisation: exploring the tensions between paid professionals and users, Scientist and citizen scientists’, Latin American and European Meeting on Organization Studies, Viña del Mar, Chile.
  • April 2016 ‘The online crowdsourcing of scientific research: the experience and motivation of users’, International Labour Process Conference, Berlin.
  • Nov 2015 ‘Crowdsourcing: understanding the implications, from citizen science to microwork’, Historical Materialism, London.
  • July 2015 ‘The practice of anti-work politics: what are the implications for organisation and strategy?’, Never Work Conference, Cardiff University.
  • April 2015 Discussant for Sergio Bologna, ‘The origins, traits, and evolution of the freelance movement’, Marxism(s) in Social Movements, European University Institute, Florence (invited speaker).
  • Nov 2014 ‘Possibilities for new workplace organisation: workers refusal and the challenges for trade unions’, Historical Materialism, London.
  • Oct 2014 ‘Investigating the workplace: history and contemporary cases (call-centre-study)’, Laborious Actions: International forum on collective actions in the IT sphere, St Petersburg, Russia (invited talk).
  • July 2014 ‘Precarious labour in the UK: the impact of neoliberalism and the possibilities for resistance and organisation’ and ‘Towards a method for activist-scholar research collaborations: taking inspiration from the tradition of the workers' inquiry’, International Sociological Association World Congress, Japan.
  • April 2014 ‘Examining the labour process in a call centre: from bad jokes to the possibilities for resistance’, International Labour Process Conference, London.
  • Mar 2014 ‘The workers’ inquiry as a method: possibilities for resistance and organisation in a UK call centre’, Critical Labour Studies Conference, Ruskin College, Oxford.
  • Feb 2014 ‘Workers’ inquiry in a UK call centre: possibilities for resistance and organisation’, Geographies of resistance: neoliberal violence and crisis, University of Oxford.
  • Nov 2013 ‘Between exploitation and resistance: towards a workers’ inquiry for the 21st century’, Historical Materialism, London.
  • Sept 2013 ‘“Smiling down the phone”: a workers’ inquiry into call centre conditions’, Work, Employment & Society Conference, University of Warwick.
  • May 2013 ‘A workers’ inquiry into a charity fundraising call centre’, Ephemera: the politics of workers’ inquiry, University of Essex.
  • Nov 2012 ‘An attempt at a workers' inquiry in a call centre: possibilities of resistance, potential for organisation’, Historical Materialism, London.