DiscoverFuture HistoriesS01E45 - Benjamin Bratton on Synthetic Catallaxies, Platforms of Platforms & Red Futurism (part 2/2)
S01E45 - Benjamin Bratton on Synthetic Catallaxies, Platforms of Platforms & Red Futurism (part 2/2)

S01E45 - Benjamin Bratton on Synthetic Catallaxies, Platforms of Platforms & Red Futurism (part 2/2)

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Part two of the episode with Benjamin Bratton one of the most interesting contemporary thinkers. In his work he bridges the gap between political theory and the techno-social realities and possibilities of our time.



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This Future Histories LIVE event came together as part of an invitation to hold a guest lecture at the Goldsmiths College in London. I proposed a format in which I would hold a short presentation on podcasting as a form of extended research and then record an episode live in front of the students. My warmest thanks go out to Mattia Paganelli for the invitation to hold the guest lecture, to Benjamin Bratton for taking part in the interview and discussion and to the students of the Goldsmiths' seminar on Computational Arts for their participation.




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Benjamin Bratton's Homepage:



http://www.bratton.info/




Benjamin Bratton on Twitter:



https://twitter.com/bratton




Website of the Center for Design and Geopolitics:



http://www.designgeopolitics.org/




"The Stack. On Software and Sovereignty" (2016) by Benjamin Bratton:



https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/stack




The Terraforming (experimental postgraduate urban design research program at the Strelka Institute in Moscow) Website:



https://theterraforming.strelka.com/




"The Terraforming" (2019) by Benjamin Bratton:



https://s3.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/strelka.storage/2020/4/8100070b-5651-4409-bc4c-cac813e51124/the_terraforming_fin.epub (epub, full book)




Introduction Lecture by Benjamin Bratton on "The Terraforming":



https://youtu.be/nIStg6jsmQQ 




Titles, names and concepts mentioned in this episode:




Wiki on Stafford Beer:



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stafford_Beer




Wiki on Project Cybersyn:



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Cybersyn




"Cybernetic Revolutionaries" (2011) by Eden Medina:



https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/cybernetic-revolutionaries




"Platform Capitalism" (2016) by Nick Srnicek:



https://politybooks.com/bookdetail/?isbn=9781509504862




(German) Schadenspiegel: Das Magazin für Schadenmanager, Ausgabe 1/2016, "Man-Made-Katastrophen":



https://docplayer.org/37275834-Topics-schadenspiegel-man-made-katastrophen-das-magazin-fuer-schadenmanager-ausgabe-1-2016.html




"Digital Socialism? The Calculation Debate in the Age of Big Data" by Evgeny Morozov:



https://newleftreview.org/issues/ii116/articles/evgeny-morozov-digital-socialism (full article online)




"The Age of Surveillance Capitalism" (2019) by Shoshana Zuboff:



https://profilebooks.com/work/the-age-of-surveillance-capitalism/




Wiki on Catallaxy and Catallactics:



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catallactics;



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catallaxy




Wiki on Friedrich Hayek:



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Hayek




"The Use of Knowledge in Society" (1945) by Friedrich Hayek:



https://learn.canvas.net/courses/1446/files/549519/download?download_frd=1 (pdf, full article) 




Further Future Histories Episodes on related topics:




Episode 31 with Daniel E. Saros on Digital Socialism and the Abolition of Capital (Part 1):



https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e31-daniel-e-saros-on-digital-socialism-and-the-abolition-of-capital-part-1/




Episode 32 with Daniel E. Saros on Digital Socialism and the Abolition of Capital (Part 2):



https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e32-daniel-e-saros-on-digital-socialism-and-the-abolition-of-capital-part-2/




(German) Episode 14 mit Harald Welzer zu Kapitalismus, Planwirtschaft & liberaler Demokratie:



https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e14-interview-mit-harald-welzer-zu-kapitalismus-planwirtschaft-amp-liberaler-demokratie/




(German) Episode 19 mit Jan Philipp Dapprich zu sozialistischer Planwirtschaft:



https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e19-jan-philipp-dapprich-zu-sozialistischer-planwirtschaft/




(German) Episode 30 mit Paul Feigelfeld zu alternativen Zukünften, Unvollständigkeit & dem Sein in der Technik:



https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e30-paul-feigelfeld-zu-alternativen-zukuenften-unvollstaendigkeit-amp-dem-sein-in-der-technik/




(German) Episode 38 mit Ulrike Hermann zu kapitalistischer Planwirtschaft:



https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e38-ulrike-herrmann-zu-kapitalistischer-planwirtschaft/




(German) Episode 39 mit Jens Schröter zur Gesellschaft nach dem Geld:



https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e39-jens-schroeter-zur-gesellschaft-nach-dem-geld/



 



If you like Future Histories, you can help with your support on Patreon



https://www.patreon.com/join/FutureHistories?



Write me at office@futurehistories.today and join the discussion on Twitter (#FutureHistories):



https://twitter.com/FutureHpodcast



or on Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/FutureHistories/



www.futurehistories.today



 



Episode Keywords:



#FutureHistories, #Podcast, #DataPolitics, #BenjaminBratton, #JanGroos, #Interview, #Society, #SyntheticCatallaxy, #Catallaxy, #PlannedEconomy, #Planwirtschaft, #DesignAndGeopolitics, #Terraforming, #Strelka, #CyberneticRevolutionaries, #PlatformCapitalism, #NickSrnicek, #EdenMedina, #Democracy, #SurveillanceCapitalism, #Überwachungskapitalismus, #ShoshanaZuboff, #ProjectCybersyn, #StaffordBeer, #BigData, #EvgenyMorozov, #DigitalSocialism, #SocialistCyberneticPlanning, #Cybernetics, #Cybersyn, #Kybernetik, #SocialistCalculation, #sozialePlanwirtschaft, #kybernetischeGovernance, #OpsRoom, #digitalePlanwirtschaft, #Hayek, #User, #TheStack, #Platform, #PlatformOfPlatforms, #RedPlenty

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S01E45 - Benjamin Bratton on Synthetic Catallaxies, Platforms of Platforms & Red Futurism (part 2/2)

S01E45 - Benjamin Bratton on Synthetic Catallaxies, Platforms of Platforms & Red Futurism (part 2/2)

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