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Scripted Culture: Book launch Zurich

15.06.2018, 18:00
ZHdK – Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8031 Zürich

The editors Ruedi Widmer und Ines Kleesattel present their book »Scripted Culture. Digitalization and the Cultural Public Sphere«.



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.
With contributions by Remo Bitzi, Corinne Gisel, Simon Grand, Ines Kleesattel, Donat Kaufmann, Eva Mackensen, Frédéric Martel, Dieter Mersch, Kathrin Passig, Mathis Neuhaus, Lora Sommer, David Simon, Felix Stalder, Wolfgang Ullrich, Hansi Voigt, Christoph Weckerle, Daniela Weinmann, Ruedi Widmer, and many others.