Catastrophe Time!

Author(s): Gary Zhexi Zhang
Publication Number: ECES-SB254
Issued in: 2023


A collection of essays, fictions, and interviews exploring the weird temporalities of finance and catastrophe.
Today, corporate firms hire trend forecasters and scenario planners to play out strategic fictions in virtual worlds. Hurricane insurance markets simulate a turbulent climate to offer investment instruments to hedge against the risks of the stock market. And for financial astrologers operating in the city of London, celestial motions provide a cosmic map that orients the mood of terrestrial markets.