Narratives of financial complexity obscure how capitalist realisms are made—and might be unmade
The author of Debt to Society discusses how subjectivity is constituted by financial relations
A fungus offers a complicated lesson in late-capitalist logistics and survival. A review of Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing’s The Mushroom at the End of the World
Understanding capitalism’s use of fossil fuels to control labor puts us in a better position to fight it
When self-medication is an economic necessity, it helps to believe in magic pills
Someday quantum computers will sift through unprecedented volumes of information and solve processing problems once thought intractable. At present, the one in front of me can factor the number fifteen.
Recently I came across a twelve-part essay on fashion by a French novelist and intellectual. It was a predictably tweedy take on the act of…
A few months ago, I dissected a squid. The squid was unsurprisingly strange: all tentacles and ooze and sets of sharp hidden teeth. But the dissection was strange, too.