Award-winning writer, broadcaster and film-maker, Paul Mason will be joining us to discuss Clear Bright Future with William Davies, author of Nervous States.
How do we preserve what makes us human in an age of uncertainty? Are we now just consumers shaped by market forces? A sequence of DNA? A collection of base instincts? Or will we soon be supplanted by algorithms and A.I. anyway?
Following the phenomenal success of his internationally bestselling Postcapitalism, Clear Bright Future is a radical, impassioned defence of the human being, our universal rights and freedoms and our power to change the world around us. A work of radical optimism, Paul draws from economics to Big Data, neuroscience to the culture wars to argue that we are still capable – through language, innovation and co-operation – of shaping our future.
William Davies will be chairing this discussion. William teaches political economy and sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. His work explores the history of ideas, especially the history of economics, and how this helps us understand the present. He is the author of The Happiness Industry, The Limits of Neoliberalism, and, most recently, Nervous States. He also regularly writes for the Guardian and London Review of Books.
Please join us for what promises to be a fascinating evening of discussion.
The £22 Book and Ticket option includes entry to the event, along with a copy of Clear Bright Future: A Radical Defence of the Human Being.