What was the network?

Clemens Apprich, Daphne Dragona, Geert Lovink, Florian Wüst

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Abstract

CLEMENS APPRICH, DAPHNE DRAGONA, GEERT LOVINK, AND FLORIAN
WÜST - CONVERSATION MODERATED BY KRISTOFFER GANSING
On August 6, 2019, the curatorial advisors of the transmediale 2020 exhibition, ‘The Eternal Network’, gathered at the festival’s offices in Berlin for a conversation on the status of network culture and theory today. Starting from the question ‘What was the network?’, the conversation explored the multiple trajectories of networks within cybernetics, art and philosophy, also taking the limits of networks into account. This included a reconsideration of the role of alternative and critical networks in today’s widespread digitalization, with its data-centric platform economy and the techno-cultural changes wrought by artificial intelligence.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe eternal network
Subtitle of host publicationthe ends of becomings of network culture
EditorsKristoffer Gansing, Inga Luchs
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherInstitute of Network Cultures
Pages14-22
ISBN (Electronic) 9789492302458
ISBN (Print)9789492302465
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2020

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