【Night @ RAM · Lecture】 Cognitive Capitalism
Apr 3, 2015 Friday 19:30 - 21:00
2F, Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai 20 Huqiu Road)
"We live in a time of transition", argues Yann Moulier Boutang. But the irony is that this is not a transition to a new type of society called ‘socialism’, as many on the Left had assumed; rather, it is a transition to a new type of capitalism. Socialism has been left behind by a new revolution in our midst. ‘Globalization’ effectively corresponds to the emergence, since 1975, of a third kind of capitalism. Boutang coins the term ‘cognitive capitalism’ to describe this new form of capitalism. While this notion remains a working hypothesis, it already provides some basic orientations and anchor points which are indispensable for political action. In this lecture, Yann Moulier-Boutang will describe and explain the characteristics of this third age of capitalism.
Yann Moulier Boutang is professor of economics at Université de Technologie de Compiègne. He wrote his book Cognitive Capitalism in 2007. He is associated professor at l'ESADSE (France) and associated Professor at UTSEUS-SHU (China).
Free admission, reservation is required.