PhD Researcher, Anthropology, UCL
Dave Cook is a PhD/MPhil candidate in the Anthropology Department at UCL (University College London). His research interests include the future of work, globalisation, neoliberalism and design cultures. He is conducting ethnographic fieldwork on digital nomadism and location independent work, in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Dave has worked as a journalist, designer and ethnographer. He is director of the design consultancy What People Want.
Jan 06, 2021 04:21 am UTC| Life
The economist John Maynard Keynes predicted in 1930 that the amount we work would gradually shrink to as little as 15 hours a week as technology made us more productive. Not only did this not happen, but we also began to...
May 09, 2020 08:42 am UTC| Life
We are experiencing the biggest remote work experiment in history but many are beginning to imagine life after lockdown. Amid unprecedented global job losses, concerns about transport infrastructure and the continuing...
The phrase digital nomad summons the trope of joyful millennials who escape the daily grind to travel the world, working with laptops on far flung beaches. Bullish statistics are regularly regurgitated: There will be one...