Asserting democratic control over tech monopolies

We are refocusing the conversation on the future of work to consider the meaning work brings to people’s lives, and the significance for democracy when it is taken away.

We are examining the rise of the gig economy with its attendant insecurities, work patterns and ‘management by algorithm’; and the democratic implications of technologies which eliminate rather than create jobs.

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Does digital tech work for us?

A relationship between digital technology and society that benefits everyone and is accessible to all.


Situated within CRASSH (University of Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences), we are bringing together the brightest minds in academic research to make much-needed change to our relationship with digital technologies.

Meet our team.

Meet the team