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Inventing the future with Alex Williams

CCI is very pleased to note that Alex Williams and Nick Srnicek have a new book out.

Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work

Alex is teaching on the BACCI  Intellectual property module, and MA CPM digital cultures module this term. Alex is channelling some of the material from the book into the courses. The book was praised: A fascinating book about an alternative to austerity.” – Owen Jones

The Verso blurb says: A major new manifesto for a high-tech future free from work.

Neoliberalism isn’t working. Austerity is forcing millions into poverty and many more into precarious work, while the left remains trapped in stagnant political practices that offer no respite.

Inventing the Future is a bold new manifesto for life after capitalism. Against the confused understanding of our high-tech world by both the right and the left, this book claims that the emancipatory and future-oriented possibilities of our society can be reclaimed. Instead of running from a complex future, Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams demand a postcapitalist economy capable of advancing standards, liberating humanity from work and developing technologies that expand our freedoms.

The book has been getting great reviews, including by Paul Mason (Channel 4 news), and veteran new media critic Douglas Rushkoff.

sbbk273 • January 6, 2016

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