Modern Times (1936/2019): Taylorism, Surveillance, and Algorithms of Labor

Automation, surveillance, and scientific management, or Taylorism, in the digital age compares in uncanny ways to that of the factory era spoofed by Charlie Chaplin in his film Modern Times (1936), as Sheheryar Kaoosji, Executive Director of Warehouse Worker Resource Center, Ontario, California, suggests in his 2019 commentary.

Excerpted from an interview with Sheheryar Y. Kaossji Executive Director, Warehouse Worker Resource Center.