Many Regimes of Capital in the Postdigital Age

We are delighted to announce the return of the Technology and Socialization conference series.

Due to Covid-19 situation we decided that the conference Many Regimes of Capital in the Postdigital Age will be held fully online on 20-22 October 2021.

The starting point of the conference was a fact that capitalism today is gaining new meaning and looking for a new name, new theorethical and practical approaches: from cognitive, affective, and neoliberal capitalism to computational, surveillance, necro-, and anarcho-capitalism. These are just several of the ways to name an era marked by the capitalization of nearly everything—work, attention, affect, and even life itself.  This conference wished to address not only the varieties of capitalist production today but also whether and to what extent the different manifestations of capitalism are only different types of capital. In other words, is mental and emotional health a commodity in the same sense as the products of our hands and brains are commodities? Does capital therefore have an essence with many different appearancesAnd if capitalism does have an essence, then is it reducible to the permanent expansion of economic transactions to every domain of human and nonhuman activity? We hoped to find answers to these and similar questions during this conference.

Confirmed keynote speakers included Gregg Lambert, Adam J. Nocek, A. Kiarina Kordela, Krzysztof Ziarek, Ewa Mazierska, Ewa Płonowska Ziarek, Alex Taek-Gwang Lee, Tom Tyler.

Click here to view the full conference program, book of abstractscall for papers, and information about the organisers.

The conference was organized by the Faculty of “Artes Liberales” at the University of Warsaw (Poland) in collaboration with the Center for Philosophical Technologies at Arizona State University.