Labor, value, and information emerge on a continuum in the now long history of commodification because commodification was also an incipient digitization. This emergence positions the social as a substrate of what Jonathan Beller calls “computational capital” and positions what we think of as “media” as media of capitalism, that is, racial capitalism. Marginality, disposability, and the colonization of what Neferti X. M. Tadiar calls “life-time” is an increasingly universal condition. The forceful implication here is that a radical, decolonial left must add a sustained intervention in the function of financial/computational media as part of the quest for liberation and a sustainable communism.
After Globalism Writing Group; Labor/Value/Information. Social Text 1 March 2018; 36 (1 (134)): 95–101. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/01642472-4298631
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