The habit of attaching “care” to innately positive attributes obscures its entanglement with dominant systems of power and control. The ambivalence of care is crisply reflected in technological configurations of care/work. In this workshop, seven researchers share their inquiries into intersections of care and technology, in particular, automation. Questioning technological fixes to care crisis, Care, Automated examines how care work’s ongoing machinization coexists with and deepens, rather than disrupts, entrenched social hierarchies and prevailing economic imperatives. Beyond providing critical diagnostics, however, the workshop also sets out to consider how technologies of care/work might be ethically and collaboratively reimagined.




Abrue, Amelia (Author)
Böhlen, Marc (Author)
Lima, Hermenio (Author)
Roderick, Ian (Author)
Sharma, Sarah (Author)
Smith, David Harris (Author)
Zeller, Frauke (Author)

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