Final Symposium for the ESRC Professorial Fellowship project “Value and Values” (ES/K010786/1) conducted between 2013-2016 by Bev Skeggs and Simon Yuill.

Facebook represents a new form of capitalist capture, one based on monopolization and rent that shapes our current connectivity as it monetises us and opens us up to forms of financialization, including increased indebtedness. This form of capitalist capture moves us into a new regime of accumulation, of profit without production, in which the command of surplus value is via the control of surplus information.


Will Davies, Natalie Fenton, Matthew Fuller, Olga Goriunova, Sarah Green, Gholam Khiabany, Costas Lapavitsas, Adrian MacKenzie, Dan Mercea, Johnna Montgomerie, Alberto Toscano and Joanna Zylinska.

Speaker profiles

Project Publications

First Findings, Facebook Finance, Values Beyond Value? Is Anything Beyond the Logic of Capital?, The methodology of a multi-model project examining how facebook infrastructures social relations, Capital experimentation with person/a formation


Goldsmiths, University of London, Saturday December 3rd 2016, lecture hall: LG01.

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This event has been sponsored by the ESRC, Goldsmiths, University of London and The Sociological Review Foundation.