Laurel Ptak works across curatorial, artistic, and pedagogical boundaries to address the social and political contours of art and technology. She is co-editor of the book Undoing Property? (Sternberg Press, 2013) which explores artistic practices in relationship to immaterial production, political economy, and the commons. Ptak teaches in the department of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons, The New School. She is initiator of Wages For Facebook, which draws on the 1970s feminist campaign Wages For Housework to think through the relationships of capitalism, class, and affective labor at stake within social media today. Debated widely via social media, at universities, and in the press, the project has framed a broad public conversation about workers’ rights and the very nature of labor, as well as the politics of its refusal, in our digital age.

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