Mark Fisher

Music is stagnating, are neoliberalism and the gig economy to blame?

A crowd lights a bonfire of disco records at Comiskey Park

Progress in music is slowing down, a look at how neoliberalism and developments in music production and distribution may be to blame

Music education makes for a poor commodity

The privatization of music education has turned it into a commodity, and with students becoming increasingly addicted to instant stimulation and gratification, a pretty bad one

Thoughts on Mark Fisher and the “slow cancellation of the future”

Mark Fisher's Ghosts of My Past shows the world through Fisher’s eyes, a beautifully depressing elegy for cultural progress and passion in a world dominated by cheap stimulation and the marketplace

Ghosts of my life: writings on depression, hauntology and lost futures

Fragment of album cover for Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures

This collection of writings by Mark Fisher, author of the acclaimed 'Capitalist Realism', argues that we are haunted by futures that failed to happen. Fisher searches for the traces of these lost futures in the work of David Peace, John Le Carré, Christopher Nolan, Joy Division, Burial and many others.

Good For Nothing - Mark Fisher

Article by Mark Fisher on the relationship between depression and class.

#ACCELERATE: The Accelerationist Reader

#Accelerate constructs a genealogy of accelerationism, calling attention to early anticipations of accelerationism, and presenting new essays that document the emergence of new accelerationisms steeled against the onslaughts of capitalist realism, and re-tooled for the 21st century.

Capitalist realism renewed - James Butler

James Butler responds to a Mark Fisher article on 'neo-anarchism'.

S01E016 - Capitalist realism. In discussion with Mark Fisher

An edition of the Novara radio show in discussion with Mark Fisher, the author of 'Capitalist Realism, is there no alternative?', which is out under Zer0 Books and available to read here. As a blogger he writes as K-Punk.

Capitalist realism - Mark Fisher

Mockup of London's future financial district

It is easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism. After 1989, capitalism has successfully presented itself as the only realistic political-economic system - a situation that the bank crisis of 2008, far from ending, actually compounded. The book analyses the development and principal features of this capitalist realism as a lived ideological framework.