[artinfo] Richard Barbrook: The Class of the New
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richard at imaginaryfutures.net
Fri Jun 16 11:16:54 CEST 2006
The Class of the New by Richard Barbrook
Netizens, elancers, cognitarians, swarm-capitalists, hackers,
produsumers, knowledge workers, pro-ams... these are just a few of the
monikers that have been applied to the new social class emerging from
the networked workplace.
In this short book, Richard Barbrook presents a collection of
quotations from authors who in different ways attempt to identify an
innovative element within society ? ?the class of the new?. Announcing
a new economic and social paradigm, this class constitutes a ?social
prophecy? of the shape of work to come. From Adam Smith?s
?Philosophers? of the late 18th century, down to the ?Creative Class?
celebrated by sociologist Richard Florida today, the class of the new
represents the future of production within and beyond capitalism.
A Creative Workers in a World City project
Published, POD (print on demand) design and production by Openmute
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