Tobias Stadler

Tobias Stadler works on alternative social networks, digital labour and theories of digital capitalism.

Between 2010 and 2018 he studied theater-, film- and media studies, as well as gender studies and computer science at the University of Vienna. Since 2020 he works on his dissertation at the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Oldenburg, on the topic of "Continuities of real subsumption in alternative social networks".

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Research Project

The project takes a look at the ActivityPub protocol and the "fediverse", which grew around it. It discusses the frictions between capitalist enclosures on the one hand and resistance against digital capitalism on the other. Between software studies, ideology critique and media history it discusses the changes withign the concepts like property, work or care through the lense of various digital infrastructures.