‘Computer World’ is the title of Kraftwerk’s best album (yes it is). At just around the time they recorded it, economists, philosophers and social theorists were predicting that the ‘computerisation’ of society would change everything, creating a world of infinite information, without stable values, in which the very idea of being ‘modern’ would come to seem out of date. Were they right? The technological changes of the past few decades have radically changed how capitalism works – but is it still fundamentally the same old system?
This seminar is part of our Introduction to Cultural Studies II programme, for more information click here.