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Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams 
2015  Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work


“Utopias give us something to aim for - something beyond the stale repetition of the same offered by the eternal present of capitalism. In cracking open the present and providing an image of a better future, the space between the present and the future becomes the space for hope and the desire for more.”



https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/16935/1/SRNICEK%20and%20Williams%20(2015)%20'Inventing%20the%20Future'.pdf 


Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby
2013  Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction and Social Dreaming



“Using design as a form of critique is just one use for design, as is communication or problem solving. We believe that some design should always question prevailing values and their underlying assumptions and that this activity can sit beside mainstream design rather than replace it. The challenge is to keep evolving techniques that are appropriate to the times and identifying topics that need to be highlighted, reflected on, or challenged.”


https://readings.design/PDF/speculative-everything.pdf 







Donna Haraway
1885  A Cyborg Manifesto


“Cyborgs are not reverent; they do not re-member the cosmos. They are wary of holism, but needy for connection- they seem to have a natural feel for united front politics, but without the vanguard party. The main trouble with cyborgs, of course, is that they are the illegitimate offspring of militarism and patriarchal capitalism, not to mention state socialism. But illegitimate offspring are often exceedingly unfaithful to their origins.”

http://people.oregonstate.edu/~vanlondp/wgss320/articles/haraway-cyborg-manifesto.pdf 

James Bridle
2018  New Dark Age




“Thus paranoia in an age of network excess produces a feedback loop: the failure to comprehend a complex world leads to the demand for more and more information, which only further clouds our understanding – revealing more and more complexity that must be accounted for by ever more byzantine theories of the world. More information produces not more clarity, but more confusion.”

https://cherylseet.blogspot.com/2020/02/new-dark-age-pdf-download.html

Mark