“Value and Values”: Interaction, Infrastructures and Accumulation

This event was the final symposium for the ESRC Professorial Fellowship project “Value and Values” (ES/K010786/1) conducted between 2013-2016 by Bev Skeggs and Simon Yuill.

Facebook represents a new form of capitalist capture, one based on monopolization and rent that shapes our current connectivity as it monetises us and opens us up to forms of financialization, including increased indebtedness. This form of capitalist capture moves us into a new regime of accumulation, of profit without production, in which the command of surplus value is via the control of surplus information.


Will Davies, Natalie Fenton, Mark Fisher, Matthew Fuller, Olga Goriunova, Sarah Kember, Gholam Khiabany, Costas Lapavitsas, Adrian MacKenzie, Johnna Montgomerie, Alberto Toscano and Joanna Zylinska.

Project website: https://values.doc.gold.ac.uk

This event has been sponsored by the: ESRC, Goldsmiths, University of London and The Sociological Review Foundation.

Opening Keynote: Bev Skeggs & Simon Yuill

Session 1: Economic

 Alberto Toscano

 Johnna Montgomerie

Session 2: Digital

 6. Olga Goriunova

 7. Adrian MacKenzie

Session 3: Political

 Joanna Zylinska

 Will Davies

 Dan Mercea

Closing Remarks: Bev Skeggs & Simon Yuill

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