Future Histories – now available in Australia

July 1, 2019; Publisher: ; Format:

After being released internationally a few weeks ago, my new book, Future Histories, goes on sale in Australian bookstores today! Scott Ludlam had the following kind things to say about it:

“There has never been a better time to pull the politics of platform capitalism into the foreground where it belongs. Lizzie O’Shea brings a hacker’s curiosity, a historian’s reach and a lawyer’s precision to bear on our digitally saturated present, emerging with a compelling argument that a better world is there for the taking.”

If you are not a bookstore person (who are you? jokes!) then you can purchase it online from the usual outlets, like Amazon, Booktopia and Angus & Robertson. My publisher Verso has a blurb about it here.

I have some events lined up that may be of interest to my Australian friends, I’ll be talking about how we can work collaboratively to build a more democratic digital tomorrow, using history as a guide. Please join me if you can, I would love to see you at any of the following:

  • A forum at Melbourne University on Thursday 11 July at 6pm, rsvp here
  • A launch at Gleebooks in Sydney on Friday 2 August at 6pm, with the indomitable Mary Kostakidis rsvp here
  • An event at Brunswick Library (libraries are the best!) in Melbourne on Wednesday 7 August at 7.45pm, rsvp here
  • A panel at the New International Bookshop in Melbourne, with John Postill on dismantling the digital dystopia, on Tuesday 13 August at 6pm, rsvp here

And if you get your hands on a copy of the book, be sure to check out the augmented reality graphic … wait, what? I explain it all here.