Michael Six Silberman

M. Six Silberman works a postdoctoral researcher in the ‘iManage’ Project on ‘Rethinking Employment Law for a World of Algorithmic Management,’ based at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at the University of Oxford, and as the Lecturer in Sociotechnical Systems at the London College of Political Technology (Newspeak House). Between 2020 and 2022, Silberman worked as a software engineer for Organise, a London-based social enterprise that aims to give people the tools, networks, and confidence to win positive change at work. Between 2015 and 2020, Silberman worked for IG Metall, the trade union in the German manufacturing sector, on rights for workers on digital labour platforms. In this role Silberman participated in the ‘FairTube’ campaign and the development of the ‘Fair Crowd Work’ website, as well as research and policy development about worker rights on digital labour platforms at national, European, and international levels. Between 2008 and 2020 Silberman was the lead developer of Turkopticon, an independent and open-source web application used by workers on Amazon Mechanical Turk to rate customers.