The Future of The Left

Meet the activist-artist-hacker-philosopher building a tool to help programmers redesign the world


Blake Shaw is an artist, activist, hacker, philosopher and lifelong Marxist whose work has seen him detained at borders and censored on Facebook.

Blake joins me this week to discuss the terrible failures of the Left and how to reorganise a radical politics. He goes into great detail how free software could emancipate workers, and discusses the tool he’s building that will allow programmers and artists to completely change the framework within which they design and think. He believes this is vital for imagining and building new ways of existing in the world.

Software mentioned in the episode: Guix and Emacs

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