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If work is hell, what is working from home?
Part memoir, part theory, A Life Lived Remotely tells the story of the transition to the digital age through our relationship to work. Following the author’s journey as she left her 9-to-5 for the world of freelancing and working remotely, it outlines and reflects on what it means to work from home, how it affects our daily lives and our relationships, and how it is tied in to the development of the internet and our increasingly digitised world.
Tackling larger questions like What happens when we take our lives online?; How are we being changed by immersion in the internet?; and How do we know the difference between work and life when one seems to blend into the other?, A Life Lived Remotely provides a moment’s pause in a world of fast-paced communication, offering critical reflection on what it means to come of age along with the internet.
Siobhan McKeown is a writer and remote worker based in Whitley Bay in the North-East of England. Since 2010 she has worked online in the tech industry, as a freelancer, a contractor, and as an employee. Through her years working online, she has developed wide-ranging knowledge of the practices of online work, free software and web development. She has travelled extensively, in countries as diverse as Belize, the USA, Portugal, and Thailand, both for work and as a digital nomad. She studied Philosophy at Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Warwick, and Non-Fiction Writing at City University.
“An honest account of the niggling issues and existential angst… that so often undercut the pleasures of so-called “freedom” from the office… Books like this can help build the kind of solidarity sorely needed in the new economy.”