New Media Lifes - research on new media workers in Asia and Europe

The New Media Workers Research Platform, which happened in Shanghai, China, in 2010, explored the living and working conditions of new media workers in Asia and Europe. A group of new media practitioners, artists and civil society organisers, discussed and researched the transformations taking place in the web-based industries in the two regions. The research is then published online in a project website – Transit Labour Circuits, Regions, Borders.

This project is the first part of a three-year research project “Transit Labour: Circuits, Regions, Borders” which is supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC). It looks at the role of creativity, invention and knowledge production in capitalist centres. 

Transit-labour investigates changing patterns of labour and mobility in the whirlwind of Asian capitalist transformation. The research focuses on the precariousness and mobility of creative labour across three cities: Shanghai (2010), Kolkata (2011) and Sydney (2012). Get to know the research project website and outcomes.

You can download the Transit Labour Digest #1 and #2 here:

Transit Labour_digest 1

Transit Labour_digest 2

FInd the full article on this research project and output at Culture360 portal "Connecting Asia and Europe through Arts and Culture.


Follow this research progamme here: Transit Labour Circuits, Regions, Borders

OTM highlights the very interesting Publication section that archives reports and papers relating to and resulting from the project.