Lecture: On the future of hope

What does it mean to have hope 'in the absence of progress'? Over the past few years, I've talked at FSCONS about how we disentangle our thinking and our hopes from the cultural logic of progress - and how the stories we usually tell about the shape of history can mislead us. In this talk, I want to draw on James C Scott's book, 'The Art of Not Being Governed', to see if we can find a story about politics and technology that is neither the default narrative of civilisational progress, nor the romantic (anarcho-)primitivism that often seems like the alternative to that narrative.


Day: 2017-11-05
Start time: 15:00
Duration: 00:45
Room: Simula
Track: Art: Digital and physical forms in modern culture
Language: en



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