Breaking the Frame 7: The politics of alternative technology and workers’ plans
Date(s) - 13/01/2014
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Radical movements, appreciating the importance of technology, have often tried to appropriate or modify it, or even to create their own technologies. ‘Alternative’ or ‘sustainable’ technology has now become part of the mainstream, but has it lost sight of the principles of its founders, such as E F Schumacher? Trade unionists have also put forward alternative plans for how to use technology in the common interest, rather than those of corporations and the military. But can industrial megatechnologies ever really solve the problems that industrial capitalism has created? Can the Green and Left critiques of technology be combined?
The second half of the meeting will be an opportunity for people to give input on the Breaking the Frame gathering.