Episode

9/29 Nikil Saval: Cubed A Secret History of the Workplace

September 29, 2014

Nikil Saval the Editor of N+1 Magazine and author of Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace explains the history of White Collar work, the rise of office politics, the the split between factory and office workers, the history of monitoring workers, Scientific Management and the fight against unions, gender politics and salary caps, the historical origins of Google’s work culture, the goal of the “action office” and the unintentional rise of the cubicle, the work offices of informality and speed, surveillance and work and the costs of work “liberation”.

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