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The Founder

The Founder tells the story of Ray Kroc, the driven yet craven man who was the first owner of McDonalds. Not the founder, the first owner. The distinction is a crucial one and the plot of the film hinges on… Read More ›

Chronosolidarity

In Work’s Intimacy, Melissa Gregg pays much attention to the challenge faced by part-time workers in knowledge industries. Many of her participants within this category reported regularly finding themselves checking e-mail outside of their paid hours, something they saw as necessary… Read More ›

The Return of the Unabomber

Twenty years ago Theodore Kaczynski, a Harvard-trained maths prodigy obsessed with technology’s destruction of nature, was given eight consecutive life sentences for sending letter bombs in the US post which killed three people and injured 23 others. Generally known as… Read More ›

A Digital Capitalism Reading List

An initial compilation of material explicitly invoking the concept of ‘digital capitalism’: Understanding Digital Capitalism (series of articles) Digital Capitalism: Stagnation and Contention Digital capitalism produces few winners Digital Capitalism: Networking the Global Market System The Critique of Digital Capitalism Marx in the Age… Read More ›