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Capital is Dead

w/ McKenzie Wark

Date: 20 October 2023
Time: 16:30 -18:00
Location: MONO, Vijverhofstraat 15, Rotterdam
Admission: Free
Language: English

In collaboration with Desire + Capital we welcome Mckenzie Wark, Professor of Culture and Media at The New School in New York City, for an afternoon lecture in MONO. Wark is known for her writings on media theory, critical theory, new media, and the Situationist International and author of the acclaimed A Hacker Manifesto,  Gamer Theory, and her recent memoir Love and Money, Sex and Death.

Mckenzie Wark will speak on the occasion of her 2019 book Capital is Dead, a provocative and compelling exploration of our digital world as it crashes towards ecological disaster. In it Wark argues that the all-pervasive presence of data in our networked society has given rise to a new mode of production, one not ruled over by capitalists and their factories but by those who own and control the flow of information. Yet, if this is not capitalism anymore, could it be something worse? What if the world we’re living in is more dystopian than the techno utopias of the Silicon Valley imagination? And, if this is the case, how do we find a way out? Wark offers not only the theoretical tools to analyse this new world of information, but the ones to change it, too.

For this event there is no ticketing, admission is free on a first-come, first served basis. Her lecture starts at 16:30 and is part of a seminar program organized by Desire + Capital that starts at 13:00. See the full schedule and details here.


McKenzie Wark

McKenzie Wark is the author of A Hacker Manifesto, The Beach beneath the Street, The Spectacle of Disintegration, Molecular Red, Capital Is Dead, and Love and Money, Sex and Death. In 2017, she came out as transgender. Since, she has published her trans autofiction books, Reverse Cowgirl and Raving. She teaches at Eugene Lang College, The New School.