As COVID-19 made clear, work is undergoing cataclysmic changes at the moment. Some workers are becoming increasingly precarious while others are expected to be available 24/7 on their mobile devices and smartphones. Meanwhile, literary platforms try to capitalize on the new consumption patterns of workers through streaming services and audiobooks that can be consumed on the job. What happens to literary reading when work becomes digital and omnipresent?
In this talk I will introduce my new research project, New Work, New Reading. The project is a digital humanities project that analyzes data from Danish streaming services and library apps and compares datasets with theories of the new labor regime. The project is funded by MSCA and takes place at Centre for Digital Humanities at LIR.
Chair: Åsa Arping