Maroš Krivý, “From Mining to Data Mining,” in Karlis Berzinš, Jurga Daubaraite, Petras Išora, Ona Lozuraityte, Niklavs Paegle, Dagnija Smilga, Johan Tali, Laila Zarina & Jonas Žukauskas (Eds.), Baltic Atlas, pp. 191-202 (Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2017).

In 1987, in the name of Estonia’s ethnonational emancipation, protesters contested the mining of phosphorite deposits; today, the question is, how can we—in the name of international emancipation—challenge the data mining of souls and cities? How can we think institutionally about a political liberation that stays clear of start-up incubators and smart cities? Could there be other meaning to post-socialist collective life than a “self-organising,” enterprising swarm?