When: Wed., Feb. 1, 12 p.m. 2017
Iain Boal is a social historian of science and technics, affiliated with the University of California and Birkbeck College, London. He is one of the founders of the Retort Collective, an association of radical writers, teachers, artists, and activists, which has existed in the Bay Area for the past two decades. Boal coauthored Afflicted Powers: Capital and Spectacle in a New Age of War along with T. J. Clark and others. He is coeditor, with James Brook, of Resisting the Virtual Life: The Culture and Politics of Information, and is an expert on the history of the bicycle.