Subtractive Subjects

Colonialism has eaten worlds and smartified commons on an unprecedented and lasting scale, one well explored by legions of authors (and to which later posts will return). To think of the multiple territorialities of the Smart City, one may return to the colonial city. Not the segregated city of parallel territorialities, but its self-administered international… Continue reading Subtractive Subjects

Smart Territorialities

As extractive democracies become reality, classic definitions of the State as ‘an entity holding a monopoly of power over a defined population in a set territory’ unravel, as do the revolutionary imaginaries rooted in them. With worlds turning smart, political physics dismantling law, post-physiocrat populations replacing people, prosumers cannibalizing citizens, platforms undoing territories, everything changes.… Continue reading Smart Territorialities