Discover the new mode of production replacing capitalism with writer and theorist McKenzie Wark—author of the ground-breaking A Hacker Manifesto—as she discusses her radical new book Capital is Dead: Is This Something Worse?
Wark will shine a light on those who own and control the flow of information, demonstrating how the all-pervasive presence of data in our societies has enabled them to take control of a brand new mode of production. As capitalism—its factories and big bosses—recedes into irrelevance, Wark will hypothesise on the system taking its place, as well as its unsuspected consequences. Drawing on a diverse range of sources—from the now-defunct Situationists to contemporary theorists—Wark will ask us to re-consider the dystopian reality of our fully networked society, and will offer us the tools to both challenge and change it.
The event will be followed by a Q&A and a book signing.
Tickets: £18 including a copy of Capital is Dead (RRP £14.99) / £8 standard / £5 Student or Foyalty member*. When purchasing a Student or Foyalty ticket, you'll need to bring a valid in-date Student card or Foyalty card with you.
Venue: Level 6, Foyles 107 Charing Cross Road
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