May 24th, 2007
Author: Lisa Devaney
300 Welcome New Book
The Imaginary Futures book launch at Madame JoJos in London’s SoHo drew a celebratory crowd of 300 on 16th May 2007. Richard Barbrook debuted his newest book, published by Pluto Press, to an enthusiastic audience of academics, press, technologists, students and the author’s friends and family at the nightclub venue. Barbrook presented an overview of Imaginary Futures, alongside Simon Schaffer, BBC 4 Presenter and Cambridge University Professor, with Simon debating Richard on some concepts in the book and an open Q&A session with the audience. Guests were treated to late night entertainment from Robert Owens, one of the founding Chicago House-style performers, and DJs Kieth Franklin and Ray Stanley kept the crowd dancing until 2 a.m.
*Note: A video of Richard and Simon’s presentation will appear on this site soon, as well as photos from the book launch.
The utopian dreams of Russian-style cybernetic communism could only be turned into everyday reality within the made-in-the-USA global village.