“A grainy video circulates and re-circulates on the internet, showing a shark casually swimming up to an underwater network cable and taking a bite. It’s somewhat anticlimactic: The shark moves along, in search of other meals, other pleasures, other underwater geographies. In the pixelated moving image of the shark’s seemingly unintended attempt at sabotage, lies a strange constellation of past and present, an eerie map of the places where capitalist infrastructure, networks, and logistics overlap. The moment actualizes a form of poetic knowledge, as if the fragility of the technologies that keep capitalism running is laid bare.”
Full essay is here.