Aral Balkan @aral

“Today at Facebook [art] works to create the illusion that the public sphere and the firm are one and the same. It is precisely this illusion on which surveillance capitalism depends.” – Fred Turner

fredturner.stanford.edu/wp-con

This is spot on and an engrossing read on how surveillance capitalism works to legitimise itself via its aesthetics.

Via @charlyblack

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@aral @charlyblack The same for Google. They behave like utility institutions and many people including public administrators, schools, politicians, etc. see them as such. But they aren’t.