In the digital age the separation between work and leisure is becoming increasingly blurred. When are we truly “away from our desks” and how do our ill-defined online existences affect our mental health?
Hannah Black, Mark Fisher and Ramona discuss the relationship between Post-Fordist work conditions and contemporary concerns regarding the mental health of the worker. Chaired by Huw Lemmey, this session aims to bring a variety of contemporary voices together to discuss their research and spark debate surrounding these increasingly pertinent issues.
Hannah Black is a writer and artist. She lives in London and sometimes Berlin, and is a MFA student in Art Writing at Goldsmiths College, London.
Mark Fisher is the author of Capitalist Realism (Zer0 Books, 2009) and the k-punk blog. He is programme leader of the MA in Aural and Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London and a lecturer at the University of East London.
Ramona is a substance misuse worker and teaching assistant in Edinburgh. She is part of the libcom.org editorial team, with an interest in gender, reproductive labour, mental health, biomedicine and anti-work politics.
Huw Lemmey is an artist and writer whose work focuses on digital political culture and post-internet art. He is involved in running the Limazulu project space and has co-ordinated the Immaterial Labour Isn’t Working project with Auto Italia.