VOLK Cristiano – Italy
Imagine a life lived under the glow of artificial daylight, where reality is not experienced directly, but mediated through screens. Imagine a world so densely networked that all of the distinctions by which we have learned to make sense of time and place – interior and exterior, private and public, day and night – have collapsed into a single, neon-hued hallucination. This is the world described in Cristiano Volk’s Laissez-Faire. It may sound like a dystopian future, but it is our present. Laissez-faire capitalism has its roots in the political economist Adam Smith’s doctrine.