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Information Diet 005

I’m reviving this series of posts – and will be including a number of links each week that summarise the things I had read that I thought were interesting or worth remembering about. I had a bit of a dilemma trying to figure out when to post – I think Friday might be the right time, so that I can avoid posting on the weekend.

Here’s what I’ve been reading this week:

  • Mariana Mazzucato on the opportunity the pandemic offers for restructuring world economies in Foreign Affairs via Pluralistic
  • I’m a bit late to the party, but this serialised book On Necrocapitalism is very good.
  • Cool interview with open-access activist VM Brasseur on Uses This.
  • Judith Butler shows what it means to think about things for more than five minutes and repeatedly schools the person interviewing her in New Statesman.
  • Kelly Bartholomeusz on why diverse writers ought to stop being thought of only in terms of their ‘diversity’ in Overland.
  • Cory Doctorow’s long essay/short book on Ending Surveillance Capitalism published on the OneZero blog on Medium.
  • New story by Mazin Saleem at 3AM Magazine – always a treat!
  • Eda Günaydın in Liminal Magazine on eating fancy things in a neoliberal dystopia.

New review out in 3am magazine

Hi Folks,

I just had a book review published in 3AM Magazine – please check it out.

Here’s a brief excerpt:

When we’re dying, our lives flash before our eyes, the cliché goes. If so, Chilean author Bruno Lloret’s début novel, Nancy, is a book about dying. It begins as it ends, with the protagonist on her deathbed—alone after her husband’s death in an accident on a deep-sea trawler, left with only her neighbour for company. Nancy reminisces about how she got to this point.