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E-flux journal – The Internet Does Not Exist
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  E-flux journal The Internet Does Not Exist
Edited by Julieta Aranda and Brian Kuan Wood, Anton Vidokle.
Contributions by Julian Assange, Franco “Bifo” Berardi, Benjamin Bratton, Diedrich Diederichsen, Keller Easterling, Rasmus Fleischer, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Ursula K. Heise, Brian Kuan Wood, Bruno Latour, Geert Lovink, Patricia MacCormack, Metahaven, Gean Moreno, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jon Rich, Hito Steyerl.

Graphic design by Jeff Ramsey, cover design by Liam Gillick.
published in June 2015
English edition
10,8 x 17,8 cm (softcover)
316 pages (27 b/w ill.)
ISBN: 978-3-95679-130-7
EAN: 9783956791307
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The internet is an ever-growing storage space of information that we have come to rely on—but what does this thing called the internet really mean?
The internet does not exist. Maybe it did exist only a short time ago, but now it only remains as a blur, a cloud, a friend, a deadline, a redirect, or a 404. If it ever existed, we couldn't see it. Because it has no shape. It has no face, just this name that describes everything and nothing at the same time. Yet we are still trying to climb onboard, to get inside, to be part of the network, to get in on the language game, to show up on searches, to appear to exist. But we will never get inside of something that isn't there. All this time we've been bemoaning the death of any critical outside position, we should have taken a good look at information networks. Just try to get in. You can't. Networks are all edges, as Bruno Latour points out. We thought there were windows but actually they're mirrors. And in the meantime we are being faced with more and more—not just information, but the world itself.