top of page

Back to Past Talks

BICAR LOGO_edited.png

NFTs, Capitalism, Sadomasochism

Public Talk

Rohit Goel

Jul '22

NFTs, Capitalism, Sadomasochism

In this talk, Rohit Goel explains the intersecting logics of NFTs, capitalism, and sadomasochism. He argues that NFTs would simply be the art world's latest enjoyment if they weren't sadomasochistic. In capitalism, we not only ‘enjoy’ our suffering in labor (masochism) but are compelled to do so by the system (sadism). We’ll see how NFTs both issue and abide capital’s sadomasochistic imperative.

bottom of page