Session 2: Saturday, June 2nd: 12:00 - 1:50pm
To the extent that the left still has a future oriented utopian project it is an accelerationist project. This panel discussion will cross examine the accelerationist tendency and attempt to interpret the culture and subcultures that have risen up to meet our current level of technological development. Questions that will be covered will include: Can we imagine technological progress that isn't in the service of capital? Is Vaporwave a Capitalist Realist musical genre? Was the Pokemon Go fad prefigurative? Are video games inherently right-wing?