|David Garcia on Tue, 2 Jul 2019 12:29:09 +0200 (CEST)|
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|Re: <nettime> limits of networks...|
On 1 Jul 2019, at 15:24, Kristoffer Gansing <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Exciting that the next Transmedialle will look at the re-emergence of discussions of
“networked forms” which I suppose would include a reassesment of the sociological concept
of the “network society” at the point when there is a strong movement away from the Castells’
depiction of the net as a “universal space”. This was always a vision that flew in the face of many
highly situated socio/political movements for whom there is no such thing as any universal categories,
principles, or experiences.
Does recuperating "autonomous zones" and "safe spaces” of smaller networks represent effective
resistence to the new technological formalism of big tech’s computational social scientists? Or does it
simply highlight the fact that the twin ideals of autonomy and participation that were once seen as not
only related but actually entailing one another have proved themselves to be all to frequently
incomensurable as to be a participant is always to be enrolled in some kind of infrastructure ?
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