56 minutes | Feb 25, 2021

Why We Need a Luddite Politics of Tech w/ Gavin Mueller

Paris Marx is joined by Gavin Mueller to discuss who the Luddites really were, what they can teach us about how we think about technology today, and why they show the need for a decelerationist politics of the future.Gavin Mueller is the author of “Breaking Things at Work: The Luddites Are Right About Why You Hate Your Job.” He’s also a lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam and a member of the editorial collective of Viewpoint Magazine. Follow Gavin on Twitter as @gavinmuellerphd.Tech Won’t Save Us offers a critical perspective on tech, its worldview, and wider society with the goal of inspiring people to demand better tech and a better world. Follow the podcast (@techwontsaveus) and host Paris Marx (@parismarx) on Twitter, and support the show on Patreon.Find out more about Harbinger Media Network at harbingermedianetwork.com.Also mentioned in this episode:An excerpt of Gavin’s book was recently published in Logic Magazine, and previously criticized fully automated luxury communism.Gavin recommends E.P Thompson’s “The Making of the English Working Class”Courts ruled that Uber drivers in the UK are workers, and Deliveroo couriers in Amsterdam are employees.Support the show (https://patreon.com/techwontsaveus)
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