Abstract

The work presented here ranges from small-scale interventions on Amazon.com’s Mechanical Turk virtual crowdsourcing job board to collaborations with the Turkers (workers) for exhibition and festival play. Virtual job boards have a tendency to commodify digital labor, often resulting in exploitative practices. In these works, the author offers the Turkers a reprieve from the tensions between play and labor (play/bor) with an opportunity to express themselves while being paid for their creativity.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1530-9282
Print ISSN
0024-094X
Pages
pp. 436-437
Launched on MUSE
2016-10-14
Open Access
No
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