The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
Let’s get together to read, talk and think about our contemporary constellation and potential practices that might constitute new forms of life. w/ That Might Be Right
In six sessions we will read The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff in which she brings to light a global architecture through which vast wealth and power are accumulated in ominous new behavioral futures markets, where predictions about our behavior are bought and sold, and the production of goods and services is subordinated to a new means of behavioral modification. This is what she named surveillance capitalism, an unprecedented form of power marked by extreme concentrations of knowledge and free from democratic oversight.
The sessions are not an endeavour of specialists or insiders, everybody brings the knowledge and experience they have to the table and we will work towards a shared, although not necessarily consensual, understanding of the topic. It is advised to read the chapters of each session beforehand, in order for us to discuss and reread parts of the chapter together during the session.
The book is in English, English will be the main language of conversation but open to contribute in other languages.
The coming years That Might Be Right will build up a public library around what is called primary accumulation — the historical and continuous expropriation of people from common land, resources and relations (See — Reconstituting Geographies)
SA 04.12 - SESSION V
with Gloria Gonzalez Fuster
PART III - INSTRUMENTARIAN POWER FOR A THIRD MODERNITY
Chapter 15. The Instrumentarian Collective
Chapter 17. The Right to Sanctuary
SA 18.12 - SESSION VI
with Seda Gürses
Chapter 18. A Coup from Above
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