Edited by JULIETA ARANDA, ANTON VIDOKLE, BRIAN KUAN WOOD
Contributions by JULIAN ASSANGE, FRANCO “BIFO” BERARDI, BENJAMIN BRATTON, DIEDRICH DIEDERICHSEN, KELLER EASTERLING, RASMUS FLEISCHER, URSULA K. HEISE, BRUNO LATOUR, GEERT LOVINK, PATRICIA MACCORMACK, METAHAVEN, GEAN MORENO, HANS ULRICH OBRIST, JON RICH, HITO STEYERL, BRIAN KUAN WOOD
Introduction by JULIETA ARANDA, BRIAN KUAN WOOD, ANTON VIDOKLE
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.
10.8×17.8 cm, 316 pages
Published by Sternberg Press