Perspectives on the alteration of the conditions of critique
and critical practices within the digital world.
In this volume the editors gather diverse perspectives on one agreed-upon
condition: that the computational power of today's world has fundamentally
transformed all aspects of this very world. This requires the
investigation and questioning not only of the possible sites of critique
but also of the concept of critique as such.
If there used to be a critical subject constituted in the cultural
techniques of modernity, and if digitality, as a condition, indicates
itself as a product of modernity while at the same time somehow being its
very ending, what are the determinable ramifications? Digitality severely
alters the critical subject and its spatio-temporal relations, and
therefore interferes with its potentiality to be a critical subject. The
authors of this volume therefore do not proclaim a crisis of critique, but
rather ask how and what critique in the digital might be, to then look at
specific settings of critique and critical practices.
Edited by Erich Hörl, Nelly Y. Pinkrah, Lotte Warnsholdt.
Texts by Clemens Apprich, Timon Beyes, Mark Hansen, Erich Hörl,
Holger Kuhn, Luciana Parisi, Ying Sze Pek, Claus
Pias, Nelly Y. Pinkrah, Judith Sieber, Lotte Warnsholdt.