Mariano Zukerfeld

Mariano Zukerfeld
National Scientific and Technical Research Council | conicet · Centro CTS

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The aim of this study is to investigate the different types of access to scientific literature used by Argentinean researchers. This paper focuses particularly on the extent to which the illegal route is resorted to, the motivations for resorting to it, representations of legality and moral acceptability, and the relationship between productivity a...
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This article aims to put forward an overarching typology of platform-related work. First, it places the platformisation of productive processes within a characterisation of informational capitalism. Then it proceeds by distinguishing between work behind and through capitalist platforms. The former refers to the informational, industrial and service...
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El volumen recoge un conjunto de investigaciones realizadas durante 2020 y 2021 al efecto de proveer las bases de los lineamientos de la política de propiedad intelectual y activos intangibles de la Agencia I+D+i, en el marco de un virtuoso proceso de articulación interinstitucional emprendido junto con el Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innova...
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This article offers systemic empirical evidence about a decoupling that is called “cognitive appropriation”, which consists in the fact that patentable inventions originated in the public financing of Argentina's science, technology and innovation (STI) system end up having as owners, to a large extent, to private and foreign actors. Methodological...
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Este artigo apresenta os resultados de uma pesquisa realizada entre pesquisadores da Argentina sobre os diferentes tipos de acesso à literatura científica, as motivações para o uso da via ilegal, as representações sobre legalidade e correção moral no acesso aos artigos científicos e à ligação entre produtividade e vias de acesso. Ele oferece evidên...
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Este artículo intenta abordar la explotación por reproducción de trabajadores docentes que preparan contenidos para educación en línea en procesos productivos con fines de lucro. El enfoque teórico se basa en una definición y una tipología de diferentes tipos de explotación. La evidencia empírica proviene de dos encuestas cortas gemelas respondidas...
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Este artículo presenta los resultados de una encuesta realizada a investigadores e investigadoras de Argentina sobre los distintos tipos de acceso a la literatura científica, las motivaciones de uso de la vía ilegal, las representaciones sobre legalidad y corrección moral en el acceso a artículos científicos y el vínculo entre productividad y vías...
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Este libro, como una parábola, cuenta una historia única y repetida, particular y universal. La reconstrucción acerca de cómo la Stevia pasó del uso indígena al comercio global ofrece una perspectiva extraordinaria para analizar cómo se produce la acumulación de capital. El relato es fascinante e incluye desde guaraníes Pa'i Tavy Terã a científicos...
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Este artículo aspira a realizar una contribución teórica preliminar para pensar la discapacidad mediante dos objetivos. Por un lado, ofrecer un abordaje que integre, de manera sistémica y sin reduccionismos, los aspectos biológicos, subjetivos, intersubjetivos y objetivos que configuran la discapacidad, a través de la propuesta del materialismo cog...
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This article seeks to link the conceptualizations of Latin American Thought in Science, Technology and Society (PLACTS) on the unpaid reproduction of knowledge with own theories on the functions and the types of these unpaid reproductions in order to apply those concepts to emergencies and opportunities arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. To this e...
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This chapter opens with a discussion of MOOCs (massive open online courses). In 2018 there were some 101 million enrolled “learners” in one or more of the 11,400 courses offered by these platforms. While there are several not-for-profit MOOCs, many of them are aimed at making money, and Coursera, our case study, is the leader of the pack. The compa...
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In this final chapter, we present a summary and a comparison of insights gained from the case studies done, followed by the presentation of four major strands of policy suggestions that challenge the for-profit perspective that has been criticized throughout this book. In so doing we are challenging liberal ideology from the point of view of social...
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The Linux distributor Red Hat (acquired by IBM in 2018) makes a lot of money from free software, raking in more profit than its competitor Canonical from the more popular Ubuntu distribution. Ideologically it either conflates free software and open source software, or only speaks about open source and the open source community. The business model d...
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This chapter discusses profit from openness on audiovisual content platforms. Seven out of the ten most watched video platforms are based on the profit from openness business model. YouTube, our case study, leads this segment by any measure, but is also the second largest Internet site by traffic. As of January 2019, YouTube had 1.9 billion monthly...
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A total of 830,000 peer reviewers, of which a large part can be estimated to be unpaid or underpaid, are open to Elsevier’s and other commercial academic publishers’ exploitation. On top of that, Elsevier and other commercial academic publishers are prospering from research that is paid for by someone else, and that someone else (often the public)...
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Capitalism has been undergoing a metamorphosis over the last few decades, resulting in a change of phase from industrial capitalism to cognitive capitalism or informational capitalism. Some instead speak of a movement within capitalism from Fordism to post-Fordism that has changed capital’s regime of accumulation and the regulation of the capitalis...
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This book tackles the concept of openness (as in open source software, open access and free culture), from a critical political economy perspective to consider its encroachment by capitalist corporations, but also how it advances radical alternatives to cognitive capitalism. Drawing on four case studies, Corporate Capitalism’s Use of Openness will...
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En las últimas dos décadas el sector de software y servicios de informáticos (SSI) argentino ha experimentado un crecimiento notable. No obstante, los actores empresariales y académicos han señalado de manera reiterada que la escasez de recursos humanos calificados (graduados en carreras afines a la informática) constituye el principal obstáculo a...
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This paper tackles, from a cognitive materialist perspective, the various knowledge flows that circulate within education institutions covered by Conectar Igualdad Program in Argentina. Specifically, it addresses, what are the transformations, advantages and limitations related to knowledge flows that different actors find in the subjective, techno...
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While macro theorists of informational capitalism have tended to consider intellectual property in a vague and general way, intellectual property researchers have tended to focus on extremely specific issues. What gets missed is an understanding of intellectual property as a system and its relationship with the totality of capitalism. Starting from...
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The aim of this paper is to reexamine some typologies of knowledge as a means of framing the presentation of our own typology, which arises from a particular theoretical framework – cognitive materialism. In a somewhat arbitrary route through the economics of innovation, organizational and management studies, the typologies of Lundvall, Machlup, Mo...
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This article focuses on a paradigmatic type of knowledge work: informatics. Specifically, it studies the processes of precarity and precariousness taking place in the Argentinian software and information services (SIS) sector. After a brief introduction, it discusses the relevant literature, introducing the concepts of precarity and precariousness....
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This article aims to apply some concepts from cognitive materialism to the sociological problem of social stratification in capitalism, both in theoretical and abstract terms and through concrete historical examples. After discussing the necessity for a theory of social classes, a division is presented between two types of resources: those physical...
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The main question to be discussed in this article is: Why do women not program? In other words, why, in an activity that appears similar to others where women have gained ground, one cannot find an analogous process of incorporation? We propose a scheme of five related factors in order to analyse the genealogy of women’s exclusion from the world of...
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The Argentinean software and information services (SIS) sector has grown steadily over the last decade. However, academics, policy makers and managers agree that the shortage of computer science (CS) degree-holders has been (and is) jeopardizing future growth. This paper depicts the situation of formal education in CS and related areas in Argentina...
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The main question that this article attempts to answer is: Why women do not develope software? The article presents five concentric rings which when combined make up our hypotheses regarding how to build female gender segregation in software production processes. We will first discuss the relationship between gender and technology in general by foc...
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Este trabalho pretende fazer um aporte empiricamente fundamentado no que diz respeito à caracterização dos mecanismos de poder que são implantados nos processos de produção de software. Metodologicamente o texto baseia-se em 24 entrevistas em profundidade realizadas com trabalhadores de TI na cidade de Buenos Aires. A heterogeneidade dos processos...
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Grounded in a empirical fact, this paper aims to contribute to the featuring of authority mechanisms that are deployed in software production processes. Methodologically, it rests in twenty-four in-depth interviews with IT workers, from the city of Buenos Aires. The heterogeneity of the production processes here analyzed, suggest that while control...
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Contrary to what happens in other areas with higher levels of innovation, software developers do not necessarily possess academic credentials. Although this varies according to the type of productive process, our field work revealed that high levels of remuneration, creativity, hierarchy, or product complexity usually match employees who do not hav...
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This paper is structured as follows. The first section shows a brief presentation of our theoretical framework on Cognitive Capitalism, based on the concept of Informational Goods. The second, using fieldwork results, examines the proposed categories in order to characterize some aspects of musicians' labor at present. Finally, these ideas are broa...
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Resumen Contrariamente a las teorías centradas en la Propiedad y en el Capital que signaron al capitalismo industrial, el presente trabajo intenta definir y vincular los conceptos de Acceso y Conocimiento para pensar la estratificación social de la presente etapa. Más precisamente, y como parte de una tesis doctoral en curso, nuestra ponencia inten...

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Debunk late modern liberal ideologies built around openness and freedom. The "project" is a personal research interest, and not a formal project. It emanates from my work on open data, but also represents another and new take, compared to my work on Wikipedia, on digital production. The "project" resulted in the book on Corporate Capitalism's Use of Openness: Profit for free? It was written together with Mariano Zukerfeld. Who knows what the next result will be...