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Ines Kleesattel: The Archive: Knowledge Producers, Powerful Machines, Testimony Functions
The Archive: Knowledge Producers, Powerful Machines, Testimony Functions
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Ines Kleesattel

The Archive: Knowledge Producers, Powerful Machines, Testimony Functions

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  • digitalization
  • digital media
  • culture industry
  • mass media
  • digital culture
  • cultural practice
  • algorithms

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Ines Kleesattel

Ines Kleesattel

is an art theorist and philosopher, teaching and researching at Zurich University of the Arts. Her research interests are political aesthetics, critical theories, situated knowledges in artistic research, aesthetics of post-colonial translocality, and the poetics of theory. Among the books she (co)authored are: Politische Kunst-Kritik. Zwischen Rancière und Adorno (Turia+Kant, 2016), The Future is Unwritten. Position und Politik kunstkritischer Praxis (Diaphanes, 2018); Polyphone Ästhetik. Eine kritische Situierung (transversal texts, 2019).
Other texts by Ines Kleesattel for DIAPHANES
Ines Kleesattel (ed.), Ruedi Widmer (ed.): Scripted Culture

When we look at the cultural public sphere through the lens of digitalization, a paradoxical picture emerges: the cultural public sphere is simultaneously exploding and imploding; the most essential objectives of the Enlightenment have been attained and yet are in danger; platforms and algorithms are vehicles both for self-determination and for heteronomy. Long-standing values from the Enlightenment values and new realities, the citizen and the consumer, rational systems of humans and machines alike are both separate in inextricable from one another in this picture.

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