The shift from physical certificates to electronic book holding. Real stock certificates are slowly being take off and retired from …

The Dematerialization Of Consumption

…although the world’s oldest industrialized economy had grown through most of that period, its consumption of raw materials and fossil fuels had not grown in lockstep as before, but had (save for one markedly cold winter when fuel consumption spiked) consistently declined.

The Custodians

Standing before the sculpture, I think of how it has long been fashionable in the art world to speak of “dematerialization”: the dematerialization of labor in our so-called information-based economy, the dematerialization of the art object in conceptual practice.