For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

The Transparency Society

by Han, Byung-Chul (2015)

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Today’s compulsive transparency no longer has an explicitly moral or biopolitical imperative; above all, it follows an economic imperative. People who illuminate themselves entirely surrender to exploitation. Illumination is exploitation. Overexposing individual subjects maximizes economic efficiency ... the social degrades into a functional element within the system of production and undergoes operationalization (p.48)


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