In a brave new world dominated by platforms such as Facebook, Uber, and Airbnb, and marked by anxiety in the Age of the Anthropocene, McKenzie Wark's Capital Is Dead eschews digital utopianism for a sense of urgency that recognizes things have gotten serious.
Vince Carducci is Dean of Undergraduate Studies at College for Creative Studies, a private art and design school in Detroit. He has written on art and culture for many publications, from the academic press to alternative weeklies and webzines. He holds a BFA in art practice from Michigan State University and an MA in liberal studies and a PhD in sociology from the New School for Social Research. Follow him on Twitter @cultrindustreez.
James Miller's Can Democracy Work? is a coming-of-age story for a generation of Americans whose ideals of social, economic, and political progress foundered on the rocks of brute capitalist power.