Event Horizon

Event Horizon

When our desires become the product of tech giants, what ways are there left for us to dream?

Event Horizon

When our desires become the product of tech giants, what ways are there left for us to dream?

Paperback £11.99 || $17.95

Jan 28, 2022
978-1-78904-876-6

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Bonni Rambatan
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Jacob Johanssen
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Critical theory, Psychoanalysis, Social networking

Synopsis

In an age where Silicon Valley dictates what it means to innovate a painless future, knowledge and enjoyment are fertile breeding grounds of political contestation. But it’s not exactly democracy. We are controlled through platforms that turn us into data for the profit of billionaires. Control has become so playful that we carry it in our pockets, as we continue to crave likes and followers.

What is to be done? Should the Left continue to cling to the promise of a political Event, patiently waiting for a revolutionary rupture where new possibilities emerge? Is there a way to delineate its horizons amidst the chaos?

Through a psychoanalytic interrogation of the intersections of online culture, sexuality, and politics, Bonni Rambatan and Jacob Johanssen explore such horizons at the limits of capitalism. Event Horizon examines how capitalist ideology functions in our current moment, and, more importantly, how it breaks down. With the increasing urgency of formulating a proper Leftist response to the rapidly growing violence that seriously threatens the lives of marginalised communities, this book could not be more timely.

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