Ntone Ejabe + Trebor Scholz on A Conversational Revolution? in the Joan Jonas Performance Hall

April 22nd, 2008 by Amber Frid-Jimenez

Ntone Edjabe and Trebor Scholz

Next Monday, April 28, 2008, Ntone Edjabe and Trebor Scholz will join Zones of Emergency.

DJ, musician, and editor Ntone Edjabe will speak about his work with Chimurenga, a pan African journal of writing, art and politics in a presention entitled “Chimurenga, Felasophy and the Quest for Lightness in the New South Africa.” In his presentation “What the MySpace generation should know about working for free,” Trebor Scholz reveals the complex dynamics of labor on the Social Web where masses of Internet gift-givers are exploited and empowered at the same time. Scholz explores the tension between the pleasures of online sociality (entertainment, friendships, jobs, mentorship) and its pains (breach of the social contract, free labor, spam, data mining, entrapment of community) in order to encourage online socialites to detourn the complex power dynamics of the Web from within.

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