As the age of automation looms, we are now more so than ever at risk of losing elements of our day to day responsibilities or our jobs entirely. In the recent proliferation of ‘bullshit jobs’ that occupy more and more nuanced versions of traditional work, is this impending future in fact something we should look forward to rather than dread? Are we really ‘hardwired to work’ as capitalism has lead us to believe? Or, if freed from the clock-in clock-out system are we instead offered a more tranquil, more social and more engaged human experience?
Pecha Kucha is a simple idea – 20 images for 20 seconds each making talks that last just 6:40mins. In this format, we heard from different thinkers, artists, organisations and political groups to address the question of the future of work and present ideas on how our developing work-culture might affect our way of life, our economy, our cities and professions.
Cleo Goodman, speaking for Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland.
Cleo Goodman – CBIN Scotland
Georgia Horgan – Artist
Allan Young – Scottish Green Party Cllr
Sophia Grant – Skills Development Scotland
Lorenzo & Dominika – Still Not Quite studio
Shona MacNaughton – Artist
Chris Speed – ECA
Scottish Artists Union
Isabella Bunnell – Snook
Brian Weaver – Impact Hub Inverness
Matthew Higgs – Streamba
John McHugh, CEO of GIGLY.
You can watch the full collection of presentations by heading here.