Nick Srnicek

Co-author of ACCELERATE: A Manifesto for an Accelerationist Politics, he has written various works where he analyses the threats and opportunities emerging from the new digital scene.

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Nick Srnicek (Canada, 1982) is a lecturer in Digital Economy at King’s College London. He holds a PhD in International Relations and was editor of Millennium: Journal of International Studies.

Srnicek investigates around the interaction between the political economy and new digital technologies. In his articles he analyses the threats and opportunities of the new economic-social scene following the appearance of the digital with a radical break perspective. In this direction, he is co-author of ACCELERATE: A Manifesto for an Accelerationist Politics (2013) together with Alex Williams, which made a major impact worldwide and was translated into several languages. He also co-authored Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World without Work (Verso, 2017), where the two explore a re-structuring of the labour market in which people are liberated thanks to technological intervention. The latest book he has published in Spain is Platform Capitalism (Theory Redux, 2016).

He is currently working on his new publication After Work: The Fight for Free Time (Verso, 2019), together with Helen Hester. He participated as a speaker at the 1st Open City Biennial of Thought in Barcelona.

Update: 23/01/2019

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