Gigbox is a research and development toolkit centering workers in the gig economy.
Delivery workers, ridehail drivers, and other gig workers are increasingly controlled through algorithmic decision-making, fueled by data about their behavior while on and off the clock. Gigbox is a collection of tools and projects aimed at helping workers collect and pool data about their experience in a privacy-preserving way to help them build power, help researchers understand the gig economy more fully, and help advocates more effectively plan for the future of work.
Gigbox is a project by Dan Calacci, a PhD student at the Human Dynamics Group at the MIT Media Lab, advised by Alex 'Sandy' Pentland. Gigbox is a project in partnership with:
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Drivers Seat Cooperative: A driver-owned data cooperative that creates crowdsourced rideshare analytics.
GigCompare: A tool to calculate and compare avg hourly earnings across gig platforms