John Zerzan
Saturday 4 August 2012, 5pm

The Murderous Idolatry of the Future: Anarcho-Primitivism and the end of Technology

 

John Zerzan was active in the Sixties in San Francisco and Berkeley. A leading participant in the contemporary anarchist resurgence, Zerzan's political project calls for the destruction of technology. He draws the distinction between tools that stay under the control of the user, and technological systems that draw the user into their control. His critical ideas have challenged symbolic thought, mathematics, art and the concept of time. Zerzan has published in the Detroit magazine Fifth Estate and his books include Elements of Refusal (1988, 1999), Against Civilization (1999) and Future Primitive Revisited (2012).

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