Revenge Capitalism is coming in the Spring, and Europe

My next book, Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling of Unpayable Debts will be published by Pluto in Spring 2020. I’ll be in Europe this fall for a few events: November 2, Rome: Talk at the Museo Macro November 6, Antwerp: Workshop and keynote at the Integrated 2019…

Currencies of the undercommons: The hidden ledger of proletarian money sabotage

The Institute for Network Cultures has just published the State Machines Reader (free online!), edited by Yiannis Colakides, Marc Garrett and Inte Gloerich. It’s a phenomenal collection of essays, art and interventions in which I have a chapter titled “Currencies of the Undercommons: The Hidden Ledger of Proletarian Money Sabotage.” The broader State Machines project,…

Coming of Age in the Financialized Pokéconomy

In recognition of the Pokémon franchise with the release of the augmented reality game Pokémon Go, I thought I’d share “Play: Coming of Age in the Speculative Pokéconomy,” a chapter from my 2014 book Cultures of Financialization: Fictitious Capital in Popular Culture and Everyday Life.

Art and Money: Three Aesthetic Strategies in an Age of Financialisation (in Finance and Society)

I’m pleased to announce that my essay “Art and Money: Three Aesthetic Strategies  in an Age of Financialisation” has been published in the inaugural issue of the post-disciplinary journal Finance and Society on the theme “Hard Cash.” You can read and download the article at http://financeandsociety.org/article/vol-1-no-1-2015-haiven/ Abstract Recent decades of financialisation have seen a significant growth…