Bio-Work in the Blacking Factory: Police Videos and the Ethics of Seeing and Being Seen

@article{Mukherjee2018BioWorkIT,
  title={Bio-Work in the Blacking Factory: Police Videos and the Ethics of Seeing and Being Seen},
  author={R. Mukherjee},
  journal={Black Camera},
  year={2018},
  volume={9},
  pages={132 - 146}
}
Abstract:Taking as its case, Ramsey Orta’s cell phone video of the chokehold killing of Eric Garner by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo, on July 17, 2014, this article examines the exigencies of modes of contemporary cultural labor that enlist a vast cadre of raced workers to new assembly lines of media labor and production. Integrating self-expressive and “free” flows of DIY “play-labor” with emergent work ethics of seeing and being seen, Orta’s video exemplifies new fungible modes of cultural… Expand
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