Political EducationTechnology, Neoliberalism, and the Psyche
Wednesday, April 14 2021 at 7 PM (Weekly event!)
Zoom Call (please RSVP for meeting link)
BuxMont DSA Steering Committee: email@example.com
Join BuxMont DSA each week (alternating Mondays and Wednesdays) at 7:00pm for our weekly virtual political education program! Each session will include a live reading of a relatively short, accessible article or other piece of media that encourages us to think strategically about the challenges socialists face in our struggle to build a better world. Because we read articles aloud together, interspersed with open discussion, no homework is necessary!
How have recent developments in technology changed our relationship to capitalism and corporate/state power? This week we will read the first chapter of Byung-Chul Han’s Psychopolitics: Neoliberalism and the New Technologies of Power . We will discuss the role of technologies such as the smartphone in creating a “crisis of freedom” – pervasive culture of readily accepted surveillance intimately tied to our psychological investments in the neoliberal social order.