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  • Platforms in a Time of Pandemic

    Niccolò Cuppini, Mattia Frapporti, Maurilio Pirone

    Chapter from the book: Armano, E et al. 2022. Digital Platforms and Algorithmic Subjectivities.


    The pandemic revealed some structural features of contemporary capitalism: productive processes are deeply based on a logistical management of data, people and commodities that require a hierarchical infrastructure of platforms. In this sense, the Covid-19 outbreak does not simply illustrate a condition but operates a transition towards a higher level of labour digitalisation that brings with it a technical division of class composition according to the spaces of production. In this sense, cities constitute the main space of platform territorialisation and the pandemic has influenced the way they will continue to develop both in terms of landscape and subjectivities.

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    Cuppini, N et al. 2022. Platforms in a Time of Pandemic. In: Armano, E et al (eds.), Digital Platforms and Algorithmic Subjectivities. London: University of Westminster Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16997/book54.e

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    Published on Nov. 1, 2022