Edoardo Biscossi

PhD candidate at the University of Naples "L’Orientale"

I am currently a PhD candidate at the University of Naples L’Orientale, and was previously a MA student in Digital Media & Critical Computing at Goldsmiths University of London. The research project I am working on looks at the relations between bodies, machines and information, within the planetary computational infrastructures of what has been called ‘platform’ or ‘gig’ economy, focusing specifically on the case of delivery platforms. It analyses how the bodies of the labour-power are integrated within the productive assemblages of this diffused industrial machine, enmeshed trough the material and abstract spaces of technological interfaces. It aims to understand labour and socio- economic relations, in relation to the more fundamental relations of bodies with technical ensembles, and to the co-existence and co-operation of human workers and machine intelligence. Within this framework, I also try to look at the urban space through software infrastructures, as a space of logistics, labour, consumption, objectification, and data circulation.