Sarai Reader 06: Turbulence

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Title

Sarai Reader 06: Turbulence

Description

If there were ever to be a ‘weather report’ for our times, an audit of the climate in which we have grown accustomed to live, it would use the word ‘turbulence’ often. We inhabit the vortex of storms, and smell sunshine. We are always prepared for rain. Our cities are sites of flood and fire. We live between tremors, power cuts and voltage surges. Agitations emerge and abate on our streets and on the airwaves, as if by accident. Books are burned, blogs are blocked, bourses dance mad tarantulas. We fly with seat belts fastened. Predictions are pronounced and dissembled in seconds. Bets are placed and lost, wagers made and found wanting. Insurance companies invoke acts of God. The more things change, the more they change...

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Creator

Monica Narula, Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Ravi Sundaram,
Awadhendra Sharan, Jeebesh Bagchi (Sarai) and Geert Lovink

Publisher

The Sarai Programme, CSDS

Date

2006

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 2.5 India

Collection

Citation

Monica Narula, Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Ravi Sundaram, Awadhendra Sharan, Jeebesh Bagchi (Sarai) and Geert Lovink , “Sarai Reader 06: Turbulence,” s a r a i | a r c h i v e, accessed December 19, 2014, http://archive.sarai.net/items/show/8.