Fremtidshandel: Fiktionen i den finansielle spekulations tidsalder

Forfattere

  • Torsten Andreasen Københavns Universitet
  • Knut Ove Eliassen NTNU
  • Frederik Tygstrup Københavns Universitet

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7146/kok.v45i124.103922

Nøgleord:

Finans, fremtid, algoritmer, fiktion

Resumé

Robert Harris’ novel The Fear Index (2012) takes place over 24 hours on May 6 2010 where the life of eccentric former physicist Alex Hoffmann – now hedge fund owner and developer of trading algorithms – is threatened while the market collapses. It is unclear whether the trader suffers from a schizophrenic psychosis or whether his algorithm VIXAL-4 has actually overpowered him. The fund’s portfolio is “all out of shape” and Hoffmann’s personality “had grown lopsided”, as the algorithmic monster prevails via the complete breakdown of both the market and its maker. Via an analysis of The Fear Index and its references to romantic literature, the article examines the consequences of trade via algorithmic operations beyond human perception and cognition for the relation between cultural imagination and the future.

Forfatterbiografier

Torsten Andreasen, Københavns Universitet

Torsten Andreasen er post.doc. på Institut for Kunst- og Kulturvidenskab, Københavns Universitet, hvor han som del af projektet Affects, Interfaces, Events arbejder med epistemologiske og politiske konsekvenser af komplekse digitale vidensobjekter, der ikke kan eksistere uden for det computationelle interface.

Knut Ove Eliassen, NTNU

Knut Ove Eliassen er professor i litteraturvidenskab, NTNU, Trondheim. Bøger og artikler om 1700-tallets litteratur og filosofi, det 20. århundredes franske filosofi, mediearkæologi etc. Foucaults begreper, Oslo 2016, Kvalitetsforståelser (m/Øyvind Prytz), Oslo 2016.

Frederik Tygstrup, Københavns Universitet

Frederik Tygstrup er professor i Litteraturvidenskab, Institut for Kunst- og Kulturvidenskab, Københavns Universitet.

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Publiceret

2017-12-31

Citation/Eksport

Andreasen, T., Eliassen, K. O., & Tygstrup, F. (2017). Fremtidshandel: Fiktionen i den finansielle spekulations tidsalder. K&Amp;K - Kultur Og Klasse, 45(124), 253–270. https://doi.org/10.7146/kok.v45i124.103922

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