Those in the field of Marxian political economy are seeing some exciting
new work in the political economy of communications. Notable examples
include applications of Lazzarato's concept of immaterial labor,
examinations of new ways of organizing on the Internet, and the
possibilities of socialized ownership of communications networks.
This panel, to be held at the 6th Media in Transition conference at MIT
(April 24-26 2009), will bring together researchers who are engaged in this
work. Questions this panel seeks to answer include: