''We call to one another in the darkness of the Internet, reuniting with hosts of friends and followers, but the act is all theater.'

Grafton Tanner is the author of 'The Hours Have Lost Their Clock: The Politics of Nostalgia', 'The Circle of the Snake: Nostalgia and Utopia in the Age of Big Tech', and 'Babbling Corpse: Vaporwave and the Commodification of Ghosts'. His work focuses on nostalgia, technology, and the rhetoric of neoliberalism, and his writing has appeared in such venues as NPR, The Nation, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Real Life.

Tanner also hosts Delusioneering, an audio series about the myths of capitalism, and writes and performs music with his band Superpuppet. He’s currently writing a book on the re-emergence of exorcism in the late twentieth century.

'Tanner’s meditation on looking back may be just what we need to dare look forward again.' – Douglas Rushkoff, author of Present Shock

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