Join us for the book launch of Uncanny Entrepreneurship, a new publication out on Textem Verlag that aims to uncover, identify, and substantially criticize the uncanny tendencies of (tech-)entrepreneurship.
The tech-entrepreneurship of Silicon Valley and the like has been a powerful agent of global socio-political, economic, and cultural change in the last decades. Disruptive business models and technologies are transforming whole industries, the political realm, and everyday culture, creating new realities on the way. This ongoing and far-reaching transformation and colonization of life worlds, at times, articulates itself in plain sight. But other aspects of its agency remain in an opaque realm, unnoticed by users, workers, political and economic actors alike. This dialectic of movements — one out in the open, one beneath the culturally noticed — allows us to ask the central question of this publication: What is the tech-entrepreneurial uncanny? Or what is the “Un” in “Untrepreneurship”?