The Eye of the Master: Capital as Computation and Cognition

July 17th, 2017

Book in preparation for Verso (London). Forthcoming 2019.

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The special skill of each individual machine-operator, who has now been deprived of all significance, vanishes as an infinitesimal quantity in the face of the science, the gigantic natural forces, and the mass of the social labour embodied in the system of machinery, which, together with these three forces, constitutes the power of the ‘master’.

— Marx, Capital, vol. 1.

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