Michael Tieber and Stefan Baumgarten are the guest editors of a special issue in the journal Perspectives entitled: “Mean Machines? Technological (R)evolution and Human Labour in the Translation and Interpreting Industry”.
This special issue invites contributions that focus on the effects of the machinisation and digitalisation of translation and interpreting on the levels of labour, industry, theory, and ethics. The special issue will discuss how our views on translation as a product, a process, a business sector and as a social practice are subject to steady and gradual transformations, with transcultural communication progressively sliding into the realm of machines. We particularly welcome contributions with a critical, interdisciplinary, and daring theoretical outlook.
Please consult the call for papers for a detailed description and publication schedule.