Interrogating Digital Capitalism: A series of monthly events questioning liberal ideas of progress through technology
Digital technology powers neoliberal capitalism: it is central to globalisation, financialisation, the ‘flexible economy’, ongoing waves of automation and now, ‘big data capitalism’.
Liberals and many leftists assume that the problem is not the technology, but its abuse by corporations, the military and the state. But what if we are in a techno-social regime, in which these interests shape technology – and technology, in turn, shapes capitalism in a way that reinforces itself?
What if we are in a digital technocracy in which cybernetic principles of information capture and flexible control are becoming embedded throughout society? What if it is not just a matter of ‘rescuing the digital baby from the capitalist bathwater’?
Join us at this series of monthly events looking at current challenges raised by digital capitalism.
Event 4 – Race, Gender and Digital Capitalism
How does the explosion in pornography impact women’s lives? Are racism and sexism/patriarchy encoded in the institutions and practices of digital capitalism?
For answers to these questions and more, join us for a discussion of whether the current digital environment empowers or disempowers women and minority ethnic groups.
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