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Jonathan Beller: From the World Computer to Post-Capitalist Economic Media?

Art + Research
Virtual Events
Wed, Oct 21, 2020

Join ICA Miami for an upcoming talk with Professor of Humanities and Media Studies Jonathan Beller. This lecture proposes that cryptocurrency should be understood as the historical emergence of a new medium. If cryptocurrency is like photography in 1845 or cinema in 1898, we need to wonder: What can anti-racist, feminist, socialist, and communist movements do with it?

About Jonathan Beller

Jonathan Beller is Professor of Humanities and Media Studies and co-founder of the Graduate Program in Media Studies at Pratt Institute. His books include The Cinematic Mode of Production: Attention Economy and the Society of the Spectacle (Dartmouth UP, 2006); Acquiring Eyes: Philippine Visuality, Nationalist Struggle, and the World-Media System (Ateneo de Manila UP, 2006);  The Message is Murder: Substrates of Computational Capital (Pluto Press, 2017) and The World Computer: Derivative Conditions of Racial Capitalism (Duke UP, 2021). He is a member of the Social Text editorial collective.