From Circulation to Network Connectivity: Crisis and the Rise of Social-Robotics
Mark Duffield explores the broad technological and epistemological implications of the shift from 'circulation' to 'connectivity' in this lunchtime seminar.
With reference to the changing parameters of global governance, the talk explores the broad technological and epistemological implications of the shift from 'circulation' to 'connectivity'. Especially, its relation to what Chantal Mouffe has called ‘the neoliberal post-political consensus’.
Important to this consensus is an emerging social-robotics. That is, the acceptance of the control and direction of human behaviour by automatic smart technologies. The recourse to robotics as a means of addressing the ecological-social crisis is used to explore the implications of these developments for the future of democracy.
Mark will also discuss his most recent book entitled Post-Humanitarianism: Governing Precarity in the Digital World.