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  • caseorganic 8:23 pm on August 8, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: anxiety, career, class, class status, job, labor, precariat, temporary work, work   

    Precariat Class 

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precariat

    In sociology and economics, the precariat is a social class formed by people suffering from precarity, which is a condition of existence without predictability or security, affecting material or psychological welfare. Unlike the proletariat class of industrial workers in the 20th century who lacked their own means of production and hence sold their labour to live, members of the Precariat are only partially involved in labour and must undertake extensive “unremunerated activities that are essential if they are to retain access to jobs and to decent earnings”. Specifically, it is the condition of lack of job security, including intermittent employment or underemployment and the resultant precarious existence.

     
  • caseorganic 7:40 pm on August 5, 2016 Permalink |
    Tags: anxiety, breakdown, celebrity   

    Public Breakdown in the Digital Age 

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  • caseorganic 7:04 pm on August 5, 2016 Permalink |
    Tags: anxiety, bed, ,   

    Depression and Bed 

    When you’re at work or going out somewhere, you keep a list of the exciting things you’re going to do with your week off. When that week shows up you lie there cemented to your bed. It feels like cement. Heavy, brutal cement.

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  • caseorganic 7:01 pm on August 5, 2016 Permalink |
    Tags: anxiety, archiving,   

    Confronting Time 

    From a book published by http://www.bibimichele.com/ found at the CitizenM Hotel at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

    Confronting Time

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  • caseorganic 6:27 pm on August 5, 2016 Permalink |
    Tags: anxiety, email, slide deck,   

    Time as a Black Hole | Psychophysiological Effects of Email Unresponsiveness 

    Check out this fantastic slide deck by Louise Hviid from The New School for Social Research, New York. It’s on anxiety and unanswered email.

    Email has become an important means of communication. And yet as a medium of interaction it is characterized by being asynchronous and lacking a sense of ‘real time’. An important feature of this asynchronous communication is that it allows for a ‘black hole’ effect, where the absence of response within an awaited period of time leads to experiences of anxiety and insecurity about the communication sent out (Suler, 1998).

    The psychological stress resulting from a ‘black hole’ is possibly better understood as a perceived ostracization. It has been suggested that humans are hard-wired to react negatively to ostracism (Wesselmann, Bagg, & Williams, 2009). If this hardwiring is mirrored in online interactions, the psychological harm would be magnified due to the prevalence of daily email communication. While it is perhaps easier to ignore an email in the inbox than a person physically in front of us, the act of ignoring is likely equally detrimental to our health.

    Read More: Time as a Black Hole | Psychophysiological Effects of Email Unresponsiveness

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