↳ Vladan Joler
New Extractivism captures the contemporary forms of exploitation related to connectivity and networked infrastructures. It consists of a map and a manual followed by footnotes that depict and describe different concepts and allegories linking old to new forms of colonialism. The ideas, objects and people presented together on the map and the manual are approached as an assemblage that expresses what extractivism today is and depends upon; they refer to the mining of data but also of natural resources, and to the labour of human but also of nonhuman agents, highlighting their interconnection. The work pays special attention to earth labour and geological processes that power the engines of new extractivism, while presenting the impact of the continuous data accumulation on the body of the planet. It discusses how the furthest corners of the biosphere are affected as new data economies are being born maximising profit for a few.