Join me for E-Flux Conversation invited topic this month...
The most shocking thing about the Edward Snowden revelations is not so
much their content as the fact that they have been met with little
interest or surprise; not because people are unconcerned about the
erosion of civil liberties, but because they thought that they knew
all of this already. The internet now seems to produce a mode of
hyper-connectivity, short-circuiting any separation between public and
private. Along with the internationalisation of finance and other
aspects of globalisation, this can make it feel as if everything has
become completely interconnected, and there is nowhere left to hide
from the encroachment of capital.
Yet again, we have another fantastic group of contributors, who will
take it in turns to write a post every weekday:
Martin John Callanan ( http://greyisgood.eu) is an artist whose
practice involves “researching the individual's place within systems”.
His work has been exhibited and published internationally and he
lectures at Slade School of Fine Arts, UCL, London.
Alberto Toscano is Reader in Critical Theory at the Department of
Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London. His most recent book is
Cartographies of the Absolute (with Jeff Kinkle) –
Sarah Brouillette is Associate Professor of English Language and
Literature at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She is currently
researching “a sort of cultural history of neoliberalism”, focusing on
UNESCO as a core case study.
Tom Eyers is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Duquesne University
in Pittsburgh, U.S.A. He is the author of three books including
Speculative Formalism: Literature, Theory, and the Critical Present
Join the conversation:
all the best
Martin John Callanan
Recipient of the Philip Leverhulme Prize for performing and visual arts 2014-17
Slade School of Fine Art
University College London