Upcoming Events

July-December 2017

– PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE HAD TO POSTPONE SEVERAL EVENTS, DETAILS BELOW –

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 1. Digital Technology and Neoliberalism: the Basic

– London – 6th July 2017 – 06/07/2017 – 7:15 pm – 10:00 pm

EVENT 2. Digital Technology as Heavy Industrial Technology: iSlavery and Environmental Destruction

– London – 6th September 2017 – 06/09/2017 – 7:15 pm – 10:00 pm

EVENT 3. Digital technology and automation: the end of capitalism or a new Lucas Plan?

– London –  THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED, NEW DATE IN NOVEMBER TBC

EVENT 4. Race, Gender and Digital Capitalism

– London – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBC

EVENT 5. Big data: state, corporate and social surveillance

– London – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBC