with Bahar Noorizadeh, McKenzie Wark
Moderated by Bani Brusadin
In an hour-long conversation, McKenzie Wark and Bahar Noorizadeh explore the capitalist forces behind digitally generated and highly scalable images, questioning how their infrastructural coupling with large-scale computational systems generates affect. From Tesla Gigafactories to urban rave scenes, they anticipate and speculate on the possible futures of cities, capitalism, and their consequences on their workers and dwellers. Speaking about how images, subjects, and their affects are instrumentalised and function, they call attention to the synthetic constructions grounded in distraction, speculation, and economics, and question, how are images mobilised? And for what purposes?