A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.
Creative Labor: Precarity and Freedom: A Critique of the Creative Industries
Geert Lovink will discuss the overhyped and under-researched field of "creative industries." He will address the notion of precarity and immaterial labor as they apply to creative industries in China and continental Europe.
Geert Lovink is a media theorist, a critic and the author of Dark Fiber, Uncanny Networks, My First Recession, The Principle of Notworking and Zero Comments. He is co-founder of Internet projects The Digital City, Nettime, Fibreculture and Incommunicado. He is director of the Institute of Network Cultures, part of the Interactive Media School at Amsterdam Polytechnic and associate professor at the Media and Culture Department at the University of Amsterdam.
His blog may be found here.