The Work and Play of the Mind in the Information Age: Whose Property?

Presented by the Melbourne Graduate School of Education’s Social Transformation & Education Research Hub.

In this talk, Phillip Kalantzis-Cope will discuss the meaning of intellectual property in the current Information Age; and how it has major implications for the ways in which we use, work with and play with our mind. He will analyse the various emerging dilemmas of free property, and the expropriation of that property by new media corporations; and will illuminate four alternative political agendas for the work and play of the mind, which represent competing visions of social life and suggest competing projects of political action.

Phillip Kalantzis-Cope
Phillip Kalantzis-Cope is a Chief Social Scientist at Common Ground Research Networks, located at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Phillip completed his PhD (Politics) at The New School for Social Research in New York City under the supervision of Nancy Fraser and MacKenzie Wark. His current research interests include: the political economies of 'big-data'; the nature of immaterial labour within digital networks; and the conceptual boundaries of the 'material' and 'immaterial' as a politics of intellectual property within critical social theory.