Techno-Nomos, Ontology, and the Imaginary. From CCRU to Luciana Parisi


This article deals with a perspective of software- and algorithm-theory that implies a techimaginary, which is characterized by disputes about technological sovereignty, and is focused on a nomos of technology. The problem is, on the one hand, the origin of this theory from decisionist topoi and, on the other hand, its inherent apocalypticism and cultural critique. In this context, an engagement with technology in terms of a pessimistic futurity is imagined, which is applied to a posthuman autonomy of technology. This, I would like to discuss here as technonomos. In the following, a brief classificationof the term will be used in order to try to approach the further topoi in the following sections, in Benjamin Bratton's nomos of the cloud, in the teleoplexy and cyberpositivity of the Cybernetic Culture Research Unit (CCRU), and in Luciana Parisi’s examinations of algorithmic architecture and instrumentality.

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Hüttemann, Felix: Techno-Nomos, Ontology, and the Imaginary. From CCRU to Luciana Parisi. In: Navigationen - Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturwissenschaften, Jg. 23 (2023), Nr. 2, S. 42-53. DOI:
 author = {Hüttemann, Felix},
 title = {Techno-Nomos, Ontology, and the Imaginary. From CCRU to Luciana Parisi},
 year = 2023,
 doi = "\url{}",
 volume = 23,
 address = {Siegen},
 journal = {Navigationen - Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturwissenschaften},
 number = 2,
 pages = {42--53},
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