6pm – 7.30pm Monday 1st June at Broadcasting Place (opposite the Fenton pub), Leeds LS2 9EN.
The Taking Sounding Reader’s Meeting will discuss the implications of technological developments on the future of work. Are we on the brink of a technological transformation on the scale of the industrial revolution? If most of us are no longer required to work for our material needs to be met, what will we do? How will the spoils of industry be shared amongst the population if work is no longer a viable basis for distribution?
Articles by David Graeber: ‘The Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs’ http://strikemag.org/bullshit-jobs/
And John Lanchester: The Robots are Coming’ http://www.lrb.co.uk/v37/n05/john-lanchester/the-robots-are-coming
…will be our starting point for open discussion.