Former social media executives tell us that the system is an addiction-machine. We are users, waiting for our next hit as we like, comment and share. We write to the machine as individuals, but it responds by aggregating our fantasies, desires and frailties into data, and returning them to us as a commodity experience.Through journalism, psychoanalytic reflection and insights from users, developers, security experts and others, Seymour probes the human side of the machine, asking what we’re getting out of it, and what we’re getting into.
"A brilliant, urgent, game-changing intervention." China Miéville, author of October: The Story of the Russian Revolution
"Richard Seymour has a brilliant mind and a compelling style. Everything he writes is worth reading." Gary Younge, Editor-at-Large, Guardian
This is a story about desire and violence, as well as writing. It is also a story about what we might be writing ourselves into, culturally and politically. It is not an authoritative accout: that is impossible this early in the evolution of a radically new technopolitical system. This book is an attempt, as much as anything else, to work out a new langauge for thinking about what is coming into being . . .
|Publisher||The Indigo Press|
|Publication date||15 August 2019|
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