Crisis - Unrest - Commons Sense: Melanie Gilligan, Critique and the Cultural Logic of Environmentalization

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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.

With contributions 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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCritique and the Digital
EditorsErich Hörl, Nelly Yaa Pinkrah, Clara Lotte Warnholdt
Number of pages38
Place of PublicationZürich/Berlin
PublisherDiaphanes Verlag
Publication date2021
ISBN (Print)978-3-0358-0242-9, 3-0358-0242-4
Publication statusPublished - 2021