Language in a meme economy with Ami Clarke

The Covfefe Reading Group continues: looking at several texts, the group will consider how our interactions with evolving technologies inflect and impact upon how we communicate with each other.

at Pump House Gallery

Covfefe will focus on how our use of language, central to tenets of reason and self-expression, reveals a subjectivity that has become deeply entangled within the protocols of platform capitalism, that typically include companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Google, and others. We can see how participation with social media platforms that are designed to facilitate exchange and social activity, is bought for free only through extensive data analysis of the quantifiable self. Join Covfefe as the group untangles an evolving subjectivity that emerges from a culture of psychological profiling and targeting, within an overwhelming economy of surveillance, amidst other market relations.

In Covfefe's next session on Saturday 8 December, Clarke will be drawing on her previous book, ‘Ami Clarke: Author of the Blank Swan’ to focus on several chapters in her new book: Covfefe: language in a meme economy. All reading material will be provided on the day. The Reading Group is a free, informal group, open to all ages. You don’t have to have come to previous sessions.


Opening Times
Event: Saturday 8 December, 2-4pm

Pump House Gallery
Battersea Park
SW11 4NJ