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Digitality, Racial Capitalism, and the Informatics of Value
WhenFriday, Jan. 10, 2020, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Campus locationAllen Library (ALB)
Campus roomAllen Auditorium (G81L)
Event typesLectures/Seminars, Special Events
Event sponsorsCinema & Media Studies
Target Audiencefaculty, graduate students, general public

Talk by Seb Franklin, King's College London. This talk examines the ways in which digital notions of information, communication, and self-regulation cleave to conceptual frames that are grounded in the logic of value and its associated historical condition: colonial, racializing, and feminizing protocols. In so doing, it proposes that value under capitalism is already an informatic mechanism, and that recognizing this affords important insights into the operations of capital and their influence over the twentieth-century development of informatic devices and ways of seeing.

Seb Franklin is Senior Lecturer at King's College, London, and the author of Control: Digitality as Cultural Logic (MIT Press, 2015). His current book project, Forms of Disposal, examines the intersections between digital media and racial capitalism.

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