While networked global capitalism is often aestheticized as smooth, continuous, and homogeneous, this system in fact requires asymmetry and discontinuity. We propose the figures of the mine and the port to envision the relationship between extraction and condensation—a relationship that does not traverse a two-way street. We define and examine natural, technological, human, and financial resources to understand how these resources are moved between ports and mines and the mechanisms by which networked capitalism allocates these resources unequally.

You do not currently have access to this content.