4AAVC101 - week 4

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These are my notes from October 17 for 4AAVC101 at King's College London for the 2017-2018 school year. The lecturer, Nick Srnicek, is the author of two excellent books at the intersection of technology and leftist politics: Inventing the Future (with Alex Williams), and Platform Capitalism.

The usual disclaimer: all notes are my personal impressions and do not necessarily reflect the view of the lecturer.

Peer Production


The Wealth of Networks (PDF) by Yochai Benkler, chapter 3

Summarised in the lecture.

The limits of peer production: Some reminders from Max Weber for the network society

Using Max Weber’s theories on bureaucracy to confront weaknesses in contemporary views on the power of peer production to challenge hierarchical structures.

Only including the ones I’ve read or want to read.