Quantified Life and the Social Question
Anselm Franke, Stephanie Hankey & Marek Tuszynski (Eds.)
What happens when our individual and collective actions are anticipated and monetized by algorithmic forecasts? What remains of the world if interpreted for us by machines? Cutting-edge Berlin-based think tank HKW engages this highly charged conversation on the replacement of human choices and responses by data processing, which itself is shaped by politics and the desire for control as well as technological advances. Divided into four sections, this pocket-sized publication is overflowing with images, essays, installation shots and a description of the work in the accompanying exhibition. Thirty artworks and installations by artists and digital research collectives, such as Vito Acconci, Ai Weiwei, On Kawara, Harun Farocki and RYBN.ORG, tracing the inversions that mark the relationship between man and machine, are complemented by essays by media theorists and digital historians, contextualized historical documents, artifacts and other objects. Co-curated by Worldwide Tactical Tech, a collective of practitioners, activists and technologists who work to demystify the politics of data within an international context. Contributions by Vito Acconci, Timo Arnall, Mari Bastashevski, Grégoire Chamayou, Emma Charles, Mike Crane, Arthur Eisenson, Harun Farocki, Charles Gaines, Melanie Gilligan, Goldin+Senneby, Avery F. Gordon, Laurent Grasso, Orit Halpern, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Ben Hayes, Douglas Huebler, Tung-Hui Hu, On Kawara, Korpys / Löffler, Lawrence Liang, Noortje Marres, !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Henrik Olesen, Matteo Pasquinelli, Julien Prévieux, Jon Rafman, Miljohn Ruperto, RYBN.ORG, Dierk Schmidt, Nishant Shah, Eyal Sivan & Audrey Maurion, Deborah Stratman, Alex Verhaest, Gwenola Wagon & Stéphane Degoutin, Stephen Willats, Mushon Zer-Aviv, Jacob Appelbaum & Ai Weiwei, Aram Bartholl, Tega Brain & Surya Mattu, James Bridle, Julian Oliver & Danja Vasiliev and Veridiana Zurita.
4 x 7 in. / 388 pp / Full b&w and color
Retail Price: $25.00
HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT, BERLIN