Filed under: events, ideas, interactive | Tags: economics, event, lifestyle, overwork, rights, society, time, work, working
Oh really? Well, that’s quite an interesting point from which to commence a debate on this subject.
Click here to read Professor Robert J. Gordon’s defence of this motion and John de Graaf’s rebuttal. John O’Sullivan moderates and citizens of the interwebs are welcome to contribute their comments, as well.
As of day two, 18% of people logging in to The Economist’s website have voted in favour of the motion, and 82% have voted in opposition. Gee… I can’t really say I’m surprised 😉
Check it out! http://www.economist.com/debate/overview/160
Filed under: events, ideas, interactive | Tags: artists, event, ideas, other events, society
Reposted from e-flux via CCS Bard…
A series of talks…
Wyoming Evenings: What is the Good of Work? (1/4)
What is the good of work? How and why did the sixties and seventies vision of a future defined by leisure change into the reality of an exhausting life of increasingly purposeless work? What are the implications of the shift from a Fordist model of production to a post-Fordist one? Why is work valorized in contemporary society? What happened to the radical potential of labor? What can we learn by examining its various critiques, from those expressed in the Middle Ages and up through the strategies employed by the Situationists and others? Unemployment is becoming a reality for an increasing number of people. How might we think of unemployment as an artistic and philosophical category?
These questions will be examined during four events at the Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building in the East Village. Each event will involve two guests–one artist and one cultural producer of another kind. Marysia Lewandowska and Peter Fleming will be the guests at the first event on October 17, 2009.
Marysia Lewandowska is a Polish-born, London-based artist and a Professor at Konstfack Stockholm. Her past and current projects reflect the ways in which institutions determine the exchange of values between art and its publics. She is currently developing Women’s Audio Archive as part of her residency at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (CCS Bard) in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.
Peter Fleming is professor of Work, Organization and Society at the Queen Mary College (University of London). One of his areas of research concerns the cultural politics of work organizations and the modes of ideological control that operate to enlist the participation of labor.
Events to follow in this series:
December 5th, 2009. 4pm
Marion von Osten and Tom McCarthy
January 30th, 2010. 4pm
Liam Gillick and Gianni Vattimo
March 13th, 2010. 4pm
Carles Guerra and Michael Hardt
For more information: http://www.bard.edu/ccs/exhibitions/sites/exhibition.php?g=680534&type=1
Filed under: artists, exhibition, ideas, interactive, photos, publication | Tags: artists, panel, photos
The next day, from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. , we held an informal lunch time discussion to not only discuss the motivation of the exhibition and each featured artwork, but to discuss the wider phenomenon of overwork… what causes it and why society can’t seem to say “no”.
As shown in the photos below, the conversation was video recorded. Adam and Sean will be editing it down to a something akin to an exhibition “trailer”. At a later date, we’ll excerpt from it for our forthcoming publication.
Let’s keep the conversation going here!! If you have questions or ideas, please share them with us!