Sociality at the End of the World
Jonathan Beller (Professor, Pratt Institute) has recently published The World Computer: Derivative Conditions of Racial Capitalism (2021), “Digitality and Racial Capitalism” in Handbook of Marxism (2021), “Communism Must Wager on Economic Media: A Review of Brian Massumi's 99 Thesis on the Revaluation of Value: A Postcapitalist Manifesto” (2021), and “Economic Media: Crypto and the Myth of Total Liquidity” (2020).
Jayna Brown is coeditor of Social Text and professor of media studies at Pratt Institute. Brown is the author of two books: Babylon Girls: Black Women Performers and the Shaping of the Modern (2008) and Black Utopias: Speculative Life and the Music of Other Worlds (2021).
Erin Manning is Research Chair in Speculative Pragmatism, Art, and Pedagogy in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University (Montreal). She is also the founder of SenseLab (www.senselab.ca), a laboratory that explores the intersections between art practice and philosophy through the matrix of the sensing body in movement, and a 3Ecologies Institute collaborator. Exhibitions include the Sydney and Moscow Biennales, Glasshouse (New York), Vancouver Art Museum, McCord Museum (Montreal), House of World Cultures (Berlin), and Galateca Gallery (Bucharest). Publications include For a Pragmatics of the Useless (2020), The Minor Gesture (2016), Always More than One: Individuation's Dance (2013), Relationscapes: Movement, Art, Philosophy (2009), and, with Brian Massumi, Thought in the Act: Passages in the Ecology of Experience (2014).
Minh-Ha T. Pham researches and writes about fashion, labor, power, and supply chain capitalism. Her second book, Why We Can't Have Nice Things: Social Media's Influence on Fashion, Ethics, and Property, will be published in 2022. She is associate professor of media studies at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.
Macarena Gómez-Barris is author of Where Memory Dwells: Culture and State Violence in Chile (2010), The Extractive Zone: Social Ecologies and Decolonial Perspectives (2017), and Beyond the Pink Tide: Artistic and Political Undercurrents in the Americas (2018). Her new book project is At the Sea's Edge: On Coloniality and the Oceanic. Her essays have appeared in Antipode, GLQ, and the Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, as well as in numerous other venues and art catalogs. She is founding director of the Global South Center, a transdisciplinary space for experimental research, artistic, and activist praxis at Pratt Institute.
Aimee Meredith Cox is associate professor of anthropology and African American studies at Yale University and author of the award-winning book, Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship (2015). Her current project is an ethnography in Cincinnati, Ohio; Jackson, Mississippi; and Clarksburg, West Virginia; called “Living Past Slow Death.”
Neferti X. M. Tadiar is professor of women's, gender, and sexuality studies at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is the author of Things Fall Away: Philippine Historical Experience and the Makings of Globalization (2009). Her new book is Remaindered Life (forthcoming).
Jonathan Beller, Jayna Brown, Erin Manning, Minh-Ha T. Pham, Macarena Gómez-Barris, Aimee Meredith Cox, Neferti X. M. Tadiar; Sociality at the End of the World. Social Text 1 December 2021; 39 (4 (149)): 7–26. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/01642472-9408056
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