Digital Utopias & Capitalist Ideologies

The following is a talk I gave on 11/12/21 at the 21st Conference of the Utopian Studies Society Europe In his plenary lecture at the Utopian Studies Society conference in 2019, Darko Suvin asserted ‘there is no capitalist utopia’. If capitalism has a ‘collective horizon that pretends to utopia’, Suvin continued, ‘that is fascism’.[1] Suvin’s […]

Neoliberal Capitalism is Dead. Long Live ‘Surveillance Capitalism’?

In May last year Joseph Stiglitz claimed neoliberal capitalism was dead. ‘The neoliberal experiment – lower taxes on the rich, deregulation of labour and product markets, financialisation, and globalisation – has been a spectacular failure… Neoliberalism must be pronounced dead and buried.’[1] Much has been written on the failings of neoliberalism. But are there any […]