The Knowledge and Digital Capitalism reading group is hosted by the Culture, Politics and Global Justice research cluster in collaboration with gloknos. The aim of the group is to engage in the discussion of different ways in which contemporary forms of knowledge production in the broadest sense – from education and research, to big data and algorithmic governance – interact and intersect with the creation of value in, and through, digital capitalism. The group builds on one-month intensive Platform capitalism reading group that met during Easter Term 2018.
This event is open to all, regardless of background, education, or disciplinary affiliation, and no prior registration is necessary. The selection of readings aims to reflect recent publications on the topic; we always welcome suggestions for additions.
Where possible, links are provided to online versions of readings available either for free or to University members via IDiscover/Raven; if you need access to any of these, get in touch and we’ll do our best to help. All queries can be addressed to Dr. Jana Bacevic.
Michaelmas Term - 30 October 2018
Moulier Boutang, Y. 2011. Cognitive capitalism. Cambridge: Polity (Chapter 3: What is cognitive capitalism?)
gloknos is initially funded for 5 years by the European Research Council through a Consolidator Grant awarded to Dr.Inanna Hamati-Ataya for her project ARTEFACT (2017-2022). ARTEFACT is funded by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (ERC grant agreement no. 724451). For information about gloknos or ARTEFACT please contact the administrator in the first instance.
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Zukerfeld, M. 2017. Knowledge in the Age of Digital Capitalism. Chapter 1: Capitalism, Physical Property and Intellectual Property (1-30) and Chapter 2. How to Know Knowledge? Introducing Cognitive Materialism (31-52).
Moulier Boutang, Y. 2011. Cognitive capitalism. Chapter 3: What is cognitive capitalism? Cambridge: Polity
Langley, P. and Leyshon, A. 2017 ‘Platform capitalism : the intermediation and capitalisation of digital economic circulation.’ Finance and Society 3 (1). pp. 11-31.
Danaher, J, Hogan, M. et al. 2017. 'Algorithmic governance: Developing a research agenda through the power of collective intelligence.' Big Data and Society September 2017
Povinelli, E. 2016. Geontologies: A requiem to late liberalism. 'Downloading the Dreaming,' (144-165)
Additionally, for context: The Three Figures of Geontology, Introduction (1-30), or: https://www.e-flux.com/journal/78/81514/geontologies-the-figures-and-the-tactics/