Kim Stanley Robinson | You Are a Hedge Fund

Every individual’s internet activities makes them contributors of data to an interlocking system in which they are forced to become in effect the managers of a personal hedge fund which tries to manage life risks placed on them by the privatization of risk.  In this situation surveillance is just one aspect, and often not the worst aspect, of the financialization of daily life. Democratic resistance strategies for counteracting this enclosure of individuals’ futures will be explored.

Kim Stanley Robinson
American Writer, Author of the Mars Trilogy

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
UC Davis School of Law, King Hall Rm 1301

Kim Stanley Robinson is one of the greatest living science-fiction writers and important political writers working in the United States today. He has published over twenty novels and countless short stories. Robinson is best known for his “Mars” trilogy—Red Mars (1993), Green Mars (1995), and Blue Mars (1997)—and the New York Times bestseller 2312 (2012). Robinson has won numerous awards including the Hugo Award for Best Novel, the Nebula Award for Best Novel, and the World Fantasy Award.