McKenzie Wark, Molecular Red: Theory for the Anthropocene

Notice of a new book from Verso, looks interesting.

Progressive Geographies

Forthcoming from Verso in April:

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In Molecular Red, McKenzie Wark creates philosophical tools for the Anthropocene, our new planetary epoch, in which human and natural forces are so entwined that the future of one determines that of the other.

Wark explores the implications of Anthropocene through the story of two empires, the Soviet and then the American. The fall of the former prefigures that of the latter. From the ruins of these mighty histories, Wark salvages ideas to help us picture what kind of worlds collective labor might yet build. From the Russian revolution, Wark unearths the work of Alexander Bogdanov—Lenin’s rival—as well as the great Proletkult writer and engineer Andrey Platonov.

The Soviet experiment emerges from the past as an allegory for the new organizational challenges of our time. From deep within the Californian military-entertainment complex, Wark retrieves Donna Haraway’s cyborg critique and science fiction writer Kim Stanley…

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Comments

  1. still waiting for those folks to get on the open-access train
    http://www.desdemonadespair.net/2015/02/taps-start-to-run-dry-in-brazils.html

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  1. […] found Wark’s recent book quite good, and it has produced some interesting conversation between Zizek and Wark as well. Here is a recent […]

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