Inventing The Future

Reading Group May 27th
at UniversalResearch.Group

The future, according to the authors, has been ceded to the Right, through a decades-long play for hegemony by neoliberal thinkers, thought-leaders, and thinktanks. As such, the Left continually returns to a repertoire of dated historical strategies that fail precisely for their inability to account for emerging social, economic, and technological conditions and orders.Whatever your company is most known for should go right here, whether that's bratwurst or baseball caps or vampire bat removal.

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Capitalist Realism

Reading Group March 11th
at UniversalResearch.Group

Mark Fisher has been one of the most important writers to be able to lay out the postmodern and contemporary phase of capitalism we are currently in. Some of us are trying to figure out what that term even means, while others whether or not there is truly an 'alternative to capitalism'. Few writers have been able to gain such respect writing from an interdisciplinary perspective connecting neoliberalism and depression via "the privatization of stress," the long-term failure of the left due to workers losing their power on a factory floor, alongside a systemic weakening of unions and socialist futures.

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Humankind

Reading Group February 1th
at Echo Park Lake-Boathouse

What is it that makes humans human? As science and technology challenge the boundaries between life and non-life, between organic and inorganic, this ancient question is more timely than ever. Acclaimed object-oriented philosopher Timothy Morton invites us to consider this philosophical issue as eminently political. In our relationship with nonhumans, we decide the fate of our humanity. Becoming human, claims Morton, actually means creating a network of kindness and solidarity with nonhuman beings, in the name of a broader understanding of reality that both includes and overcomes the notion of species. Email thefutureleft@gmail.com for the text.

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