Book launch: The Promise of Total Automation, Sternberg Press, Berlin
With: Anne Faucheret (Curator) and David Jourdan (Artist).
The publication will be on sale during the event at the special price of EUR 10.
Free admission to the exhibition from 6 – 8 pm
The exhibition “The Promise of Total Automation” investigated our relationship to a world of machines, technological objects, and electronic devices. The prospect of a fully automated future while acutely reshaping the notions of work, production, and value creation, also feeds emancipatory scenarios ultimately leading to the end of labour. Total automation is upon us but its liberating promise is yet to be claimed for.
This book surveys the literature on that story. It tracks its fabric, layers, and mediations, and unfolds a bibliography, and chronology of automation and of its promises.