the Futile Corporation is a nebulous transnational entity situated at the intersection of art, technology, and the material existence of everyday life. in an age of increasingly globalised and convoluted flows of information and goods, elusive organisations with opaque names influence everything from global patterns of trade down to individual opinion. this new reality highlights the inadequacy of the individual artist-author as a purveyor of critical, transformative positions. instead of losing ourselves in romantic visions of the past, we must embrace this new logic of social relations to be able to create convincing counter-narratives. the only way out is through.