Essay: A Model for a Quantitative Society

“In our post-truth era, the positioning of fiction in relation to real-ity seems like an innocent modernist parlour game. For what has changed since the turn of the 70s is the nature of fiction itself – from one that holds onto the separation between inside and outside, and thus to criticality and the possibility of revelation, to a kind of made-for-reality fiction that, mediated by technol-ogy, becomes so engrossing that it absorbs the iden-tities of its commodified subjects…”

– This text appears in Spike #59. You can buy it in our online shop –