Public Lecture: ‘The Question of Technology in the Common(s)’ with Tiziana Terranova


‘The Question of Technology in the Common(s)’ – Public lecture by Tiziana Terranova

Date: 6 June 2024
De Nieuwe Vorst, Tilburg
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*followed by reception co-hosted by NICA
**Conference participants don’t need to register

The talk returns on the terrain of the commons and the common – as terms that over the first two decades of the 21st century played a central role in positing the possibility of a radical alternative to the established and dominant system of social, economic and political relations which is responsible for the multiple and convergent crises of the present – such as the ecological, economic, social and political crises (Hardt and Negri; Venn; Berlant). The talk asks what it means today to talk about technology and the commons as opposed to the early 2000s when the notion of the digital commons, the creative commons, and commons-based peer production were posed. The conditions whereby the commons and technology are thinkable today include the massive informatization of society as well as the consolidation of the corporate stronghold over technology including the rise of Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Cyberwar and the Green Economy.