The course helps students to understand the large debate on creativity, cognitive labour and automation starting from 19th century ideas of mental labour (including Marx's notion of the general intellect) and moving to 20th century notions such as knowledge economy, information society and cognitive capitalism. Particular attention will be given to 21st century developments of these trajectories, such as the marketing of the so-called Creative Class, the legal definition of Creative Commons and new projects of autonomous organisation such as Platform Cooperativism. The course ends discussing which future HfG students should expect in a job market in which AI claims to be able to automate creative skills that are traditionally considered specific to the arts. Full description forthcoming.