Tuesday, July 07, 2015

My contributions to #Transacting: A Market of Values

For #Transacting: A Market of Values, brought to you by the tireless collective labour of Critical Practice, I shall be making two contributions. The first will be a short talk at a Speakers’ Corner constructed for the day. I will be talking about my emergent thoughts on image economies at 12.45. 
Throughout the day I will be running a stall titled Speculative values: Science Fiction Short Stories.
The event is in the Parade Ground on Saturday 11th July 2015, 1-5, at Chelsea College of Arts, next to Tate Britain, 16 John Islip Street SW1P 4JU.

Speculative values: Science Fiction Short Stories

Value is so often determined according to the social and economic conditions of a seemingly continuous present. To question accepted notions of value, I will read a selection of science fiction short stories at hourly intervals throughout the duration of the Market. The stories have been chosen for their sense of cognitive estrangement, and for their engagement with ideas related to value. Value is offered as something contingent, that can be imagined as otherwise, as a set of alternatives not determined by the social and economic conditions of the present. The readings will be offered to an audience, but not for free. In return, the audience must listen, think and engage, providing reciprocity through discussion.


1.15pm - The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin
2.15pm - There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury
3.15pm - When it Changed by Joanna Russ
4.15pm - Branded by Lauren Beukes

If you would like to read the stories in advance of my readings, They are available here. 


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