Rethinking Immaterial Labor

Jason Del Gandio
2011 Radical Philosophy Review  
Working from the post-Workerist tradition, this essay re-specifies the phenomenon of immaterial labor. Immaterial labor is not simply a mode of work relevant to the information-based global economy. Instead, immaterial labor is inherent to the human condition: human beings materialize realities through the immaterial means of communication. This ontological approach to immaterial labor enables us to rethink the radical project: rather than trying to "change the world," we are now called to
more » ... e alternative realities that resist the subjugation of our immaterial laboring. Since we are all immaterial laborers, we all have a stake in revolutionizing our realities. This essay provides a preliminary sketch of this political philosophy.
doi:10.5840/radphilrev201114215 fatcat:4iud3a6rbze2pcmqprk64wpirq