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The Contemporary Condition – The Delayed Present – Media-Induced Tempor(e)alities & Techno-traumatic Irritations of “the Contemporary”
Wolfgang Ernst [see all titles]
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Wolfgang Ernst The Contemporary Condition The Delayed Present – Media-Induced Tempor(e)alities & Techno-traumatic Irritations of “the Contemporary”
Edited by Geoff Cox and Jacob Lund.

Published with Aarhus University and ARoS Art Museum, Denmark.

Graphic design: Dexter Sinister.
published in November 2017
English edition
12 x 19 cm (softcover)
48 pages (12 b/w ill.)
€8.00
ISBN: 978-3-95679-340-0
EAN: 9783956793400
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How media and new technologies affect our sense of the present.
In the media theatre of contemporary culture, a drama unfolds: While the human sense of “the present” is challenged by the immediacy of analog signal transmission and the delays of digital data processing, a different (non-)sense of time unfolds within technologies themselves. At that moment, human-related phenomenological analysis clashes with the media-archaeological close reading of the technological event, in an impossible effort to let the temporeal articulate itself.
This book is the volume 4 of “The Contemporary Condition” series, edited by Geoff Cox and Jacob Lund and published with Aarhus University, and ARoS Art Museum (Denmark). The aim of the series is to question the formation of subjectivity and concept of temporality in the world now. It begins from the assumption that art, with its ability to investigate the present and make meaning from it, can lead to an understanding of wider developments within culture and society. Addressing a perceived gap in existing literature on the subject, the series focuses on three broad strands: the issue of temporality, the role of contemporary media and computational technologies, and how artistic practice makes epistemic claims.
Wolfgang Ernst (born 1959) is a professor of media theories at the Humboldt University of Media Studies.