Judith Donath

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Paper forthcoming

I'm interested in the transformation that occurs when money is removed from (or added to) creating something.

From a pure/doggedly market perspective, "working" for free makes no sense - why make software/other goods for free when you could spend that time and use that skill earning money? But obviously people do so - why?

I'm particularly interested in the signaling/communicative aspect of this question - how does one's work/craft communicate something, and how is the message affected by the presence/absence of pay?