Formulating Fake Futures: The Tomorrow Through the Filters of a Computational Network
Launching the series 'ArtEZ Press Essay Issues', this first instalment features feminist Nishant Shah, who argues that the idea of a future in crisis and future as fake pervades almost all our global and immediate dialogues. Whether it is climate change deniers, flat Earth advocates, anti-vaxxers, incels, men’s rights advocates, neo-Nazi supporters, or fascist states eroding democracy, these two aspects link them all together. However, if fake is not an absolute category and not an inquiry into the ontology of things, then perhaps we need to ask new kinds of questions, shifting our focus from whether things are fake or not to the ways in which we make space for various types of fake dogma.
|48 , ills colour, 15 x 22 cm, map, English