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Digital Needs and the Commons under Informational Capitalism

A seminar with International Research Fellows Dr. Sebastian Sevignani and Dr. Benjamin Birkinbine.

How can we define informational “needs?” What type of information is necessary for human development, survival, and social progress? In what ways does capitalism restrict the fulfillment of these needs?

In this seminar, Dr. Sebastian Sevignani reflects on what needs are, how they develop, and offers proposals for what informational needs might be. Dr. Benjamin Birkinbine focuses specifically on the informational commons as one way to provide for such needs, while highlighting the contradictions that these movements face under capitalism. The overall goal for this discussion is to work toward a critical theory of needs under informational capitalism.
Refreshments will be served.


Image by Marc Ehrich [CC BY-NC-SA 2.0]

Date and Time

Tue 6 June 2017

18:00 – 20:00


117 Boardroom
University of Westminster
309 Regent Street
London W1B 2HW

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