Remuneration for labour or user-generated content on the web is based on gift economies, debt economies and mostly, attention economics (visibility). In attempting to understand the link between new forms of virtual labour and virtual money, might we need to look at them not only from actions of ‘visibility’ but from the perspective of obligation, debt and remuneration? If we remit our rights of privacy and right to remuneration, how can we create other systems of negotiation and payment? Will we all need to survive off of our freemium activities in order to generate more content to contribute to the critical mass?
- Renée Ridgeway is an artist, free-lance curator, writer and educator based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Since completing her studies in fine art at the Rhode Island School of Design, (BFA) and Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam (MA). [source: dutchartinstitute.eu/page/2631/renee-ridgway]