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Foundations of Science

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 297–300 | Cite as

The Art of Collectively Loving Well in the Digital Age

  • Kate MilberryEmail author
Commentary

Abstract

In this response to Pieter Lemmens’ post-autonomist evaluation of the liberatory potential of digital network technologies (DNTs), Kate Milberry finds the concept of pharmakon as a diagnostic to uncover what ails the worker in technocapitalism wanting. Through an exploration of Marxian concepts and critical theory of technology, she explores ways to augment political responses to capitalist exploitation in the digital age. Milberry concludes that it is not possible to change the sociotechnical foundation of contemporary life until we fundamentally alter the capitalist social relations concretized in technology. This can only be done through adopting an ethic of care, that is to say: only through love.

Keywords

Critical theory of technology Marx Technocapitalism Information society General intellect Social factory 

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  1. 1.VancouverCanada

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