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AI in the VFX industry: my new research on the implications of artificial intelligence on creative labor

As I am about to wrap up my first monograph based on my Ph.D. dissertation, I am moving the first steps into my next research project. My plan for the next five years is to focus on the interplay between … Read More

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From creative cities to creative towns: an investigation into remote workers attraction incentives programs

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many U.S. small towns and secondary cities started offering cash and in-kind incentives to attract remote workers eager to escape overcrowded coastal cities. These new incentive schemes, known in economic literature as Remote Work Attraction Incentives Programs (see Strauss … Read More

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Hustle harder? My ICA 2022 virtual presentation

After two virtual editions (2020 and 2021), the International Communication Association annual conference is back in a hybrid format. I admit that the idea of traveling to Paris to present my work was enticing. However, due to scheduling conflicts, I … Read More

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Codvid 19 and remote work in the US

The impact of remote work on US rural regions and secondary cities

On Thursday, March 24 I had the pleasure to present my latest research on the impact of remote work on US rural regions and secondary cities at the Communicative Cities Research Network Symposium 2022, organized by the European Communication Research … Read More

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ISA Forum of Sociology

Last month I had the pleasure of presenting at the IV ISA Forum of Sociology. The conference was supposed to take place in 2020 in Porto Alegre, Brasil. Because of Covid, ISA decided to push the forum to 2021 and … Read More

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Some shots from my research photo album

In this post, I decided to open my archive and publish some of the pictures I have taken throughout my journey into the Vancouver startup scene. The quality of my shots is…what it is. I am not a photographer and … Read More

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The first-ever visual effects in the history of movie-making 

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Technology of the Oppressed

In Technology of the Oppressed, David Nemer draws on extensive ethnographic fieldwork to provide a rich account of how favela residents engage with technology in community technology centers and in their everyday lives. Their stories reveal the structural violence of … Read More

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SFU researchers develop AI that can understand light in photographs – Computing Science – Simon Fraser University

SFU RESEARCHERS DEVELOP AI THAT CAN UNDERSTAND LIGHT IN PHOTOGRAPHS Source: SFU researchers develop AI that can understand light in photographs – Computing Science – Simon Fraser University

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The AI Pedagogy Project – metaLAB (at) Harvard

Creative and critical engagement with AI in educationA collection of assignments and materials for educators curious about how AI affects their students and their syllabi Source: The AI Pedagogy Project – metaLAB (at) Harvard

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Dead end: Platform Work Directive blocked by Germany, France, Estonia and Greece

Gig Economy Project – Dead end: Platform Work Directive blocked by Germany, France, Estonia and Greece

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