December 1, 2019

S01E16 - Richard Barbrook on Imaginary Futures

What could desirable imaginary futures look like? Richard Barbrook brings up some very interesting ideas on this question and explores past and present futures in order to work towards different worlds to come.


Richard on Monoskop:

Richard on Twitter:

Homepage "Imaginary Futures":

Homepage "Class Wargames":

Barbrook, Richard und Andy Cameron. 1995. "The Californian Ideology". In Science as Culture 6(1). 44-72:

Barbrook, Richard. 2000. "Cyber Communism". In Science as Culture 9(1). 5-40:

Homepage Digital Liberties cooperative:

Homepage "Games for The Many" (who made e.g. CorbynRun):

Homepage Technopolitics Research Group:

Hanna, Thomas und Joe Bilsborough. 2018. "The ‘Preston Model’ and the modern politics of municipal socialism". In openDemocracy 12(2018):

Wiki on "Austro Marxism":

Report "Alternative Models of Ownership":

Homepage "The World Transformed" Festival:

Newspeak House (group of political technologists):

Marx, Karl. 2015. Grundrisse.

Wiki about Robert Owen:

Archive of the American Society for Cybernetics:

Homepage "Virtual Futures":

Richta, Radovan. 1969. Civilization at the Crossroads. New York: Routledge:

Phillips, Leigh und Michal Rozworski. 2019. The People’s Republic of Walmart. London: Verso:

Medina, Eden. 2011. Cybernetic Revolutionaries. Cambridge: MIT Press:

Stafford Beer on Monoskop (with short video on Project Cybersyn):

Wiki "Project Cybersyn" (socialist cybernetics in Chile):

Bastani, Aaron. 2020. Fully Automated Luxury Communism. London: Verso:

Homepage Novara Media (of which Aaron Bastani is a co-founder):

Morozov, Evgeny. 2019. “Digital Socialism". In New Left Review 116/117:

Campaign for a 4-Day-Week:

German campaign for a 4-Day-Week:

Exhibition "Red Vienna" at the MUSA in Vienna:

Keynes, John Maynard. 1930. “Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren”. In Essays in Persuasion. New York: Harcourt Brace. 358-373:

Wiki Charles Fourier:


Wiki RAND Corporation:

Wiki "Austrian School of Economics":

Wiki Friedrich Hayek:

Wiki "Road to Serfdom" by Hayek:

Thematisch angrenzende Future Histories Episoden:

Was ist die Kalifornische Ideologie? Future Histories Kurzvideo:


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Episode Keywords:

#RichardBarbrook, #Interview, #JanGroos, #FutureHistories, #Cybernetics, #Kybernetik, #Podcast, #CalifornianIdeology, #KalifornischeIdeologie, #Hayek, #Monoskop, #AndyCameron, #CyberCommunism, #Communism, #Technopolitics, #Cybersyn, #StaffordBeer, #DigitalSocialism, #EvgenyMorozov, #ImaginaryFutures, #SiliconValley, #Economy, #TheRegulationOfLiberty, #HypermediaResearch, #NetRevolution, #DotComCapitalism, #algorithm, #Algorithmus, #DasRegierenDerAlgorithmen, #AlgorithmischesRegieren

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