Sarah Sharma: “What is with the social-relationships in luxury communism?”
One of the top speaker at this year Digital Bauhaus Summit was Sarah Sharma, Associate Professor and Director of the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto. With her book In the Meantime: Temporality and Cultural Politics (2014) she won the National Communication Association Critical/Cultural 2014 Book of the Year Award. She is currently working on a new book that brings feminist approaches to technology to such sites as the algorithmic culture, the “sharing” economy, and the changing structures of care labour.
After her talk, we had the possibility to do an inspiring interview with Sarah Sharma about her idea of care in the 21st century, the meaning of social relationships in luxury communism and her thoughts about a post-gender society. “The only way luxury communism is possible is to rethink the gender”, says Sharma. She also talks about the identity crisis of the man because he feels more and more disposable.