From Financial Fictions to Mythotechnesis

O'Sullivan, Simon D.. 2017. From Financial Fictions to Mythotechnesis. In: Ayesha Hameed; Henriette Gunkel and Simon D. O'Sullivan, eds. Futures and Fictions. London: Repeater, pp. 318-346. ISBN 9781910924631 [Book Section]

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The following article attempts a brief analysis of the strange temporality of “new” financial instruments that allow a kind of engineering of the future from the present and, indeed, the feedback of that future to that present. In particular I am interested in whether this new logic, that has itself come about through increased computational power, involves something different to more typical accounts of science fiction (SF) and what some of the implications of this might be for art practice, especially in its own turn to the digital. As such, the second half of my article attends to two case studies of what I want to call “mythotechnesis” when this names those digital audio-visual practices that are involved in a speculative “future-fictioning” of the real.

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