Venue: Birkbeck Main Building, Clore Lecture Theatre, Birkbeck, University of London, Clore Management Centre, Torrington Square, London, WC1E 7JL
Due to popular non-London-based demand, the lecture will also be livestreamed. You can attend and participate virtually by clicking on this link tomorrow, at 6pm.
The end of the twentieth century heralded a new information age of networked participatory democracy. A quarter century later, we complain about being addicted or tethered to our phones, dependent on “big tech” overlords who extract from us our information, money, and time. What happened? This lecture answers the question by setting out the neofeudalizing tendencies of communicative capitalism.
Jodi Dean is a Visiting Fellow at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities. She is a Professor of Political Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and has held the position of Erasmus Chair of the Humanities at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. She is the author of nine books, including ‘Democracy and Other Neoliberal Fantasies’ (2009), ‘Blog Theory’ (2010), and ‘Comrade’ (2019).
Doors open: 5.30 pm
Talk starts: 6.00 pm
Followed by a drinks reception
This event is free and open to all but registration is required. Please click on the ‘book your place’ link above to secure your place.