November 25, 2020
ECSA media architect, Prof. Jon Beller (Media Studies, Pratt Institute in Brooklyn NY) discussing his forthcoming book “The World Computer: Derivative Conditions of Racial Capitalism”, his recent piece “How We Short Capitalism – And Finance the Revolution” in CoinDesk and the ECSA strategy of “post-capitalist economic media” as a way to create alternatives to the one-dimensional expression of value in capitalism (financial value expressed in price) so that we can take power in the next inevitable recessions.
This article discusses a crucial tool that we work with: the notion of a grammar pervading the protocols of Economy.
As all our efforts go into the creation of a language for new forms of economic expression, it should be noted that although ECSA’s grammar is capable of expressing capitalist network protocols, it effectively surpasses them. It can encompass capitalist value calculus, but express more qualified values. The grammar we propose refuse their collapse into the monological value-expression that disqualifies non-money values as economic externalities.