Telesthesia: How Class and Power Work in the Post-Internet Age, McKenzie Wark

“The most resonant slogan of Occupy Wall Street is “we are the 99%!” But who are the one percent? The popular answer is “Wall Street.” But to think about this more closely, perhaps the question to ask is: how do the most advanced means of computing and communication of our time create new class relations? Perhaps this isn’t your grandparents capitalism we are now living in. Perhaps there are intra-class struggles within the ruling class for which we do not yet have good social maps. Perhaps there are new kinds of class formation outside the ruling class. What do the new relations of communication mean for the creation of art and culture?”
I wish we had some in the field case-studies, along the lines of ANT ethnographies of labs and such, that would map out the interfaces/interactions of the computerized-networkings of our day, if anyone knows any such studies of markets/banking/etc please let us know.

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