Making available massive amounts of data that are generated, distributed, and modeled, digital media provide us with the possibility of abundant information and knowledge. This possibility has been attracting various scenarios in which technology either eliminates non-knowledge or plants it deep within contemporary cultures through the universal power and opacity of algorithms. This volume comprises contributions from media studies, literary studies, sociology, ethnography, anthropology, and philosophy to discuss non-knowledge as an important concept for understanding contemporary digital cultures.
Table Of Contents
- Matthias Koch: Introduction. Non-Knowledge and Digital Cultures
- Andreas Bernard: The Total Archive. On the Function of Non-Knowledge in Digital Cultures
- Timon Beyes and Claus Pias: Secrecy, Transparency, and Non-Knowledge
- Martina Leeker: Trickster, Owlglass Pranks, and Dysfunctional Things. Non-Knowledge and Critique in Digital Cultures
- Jeannie Moser: On the Side of Non-Knowledge: Mistrust. Heinrich von Kleist’s THE DUEL on Big Data Curation
- Alexandre Monnin: Digitality, (Un)knowledge, and the Ontological Character of Non-Knowledge
- Christoph Wulf: Unknowing and Silent Knowledge as a Challenge. Iconic, Performative, and Material Perspectives
- Paula Bialski: On Knowing Too Much. Technologists’ Discourses Around Online Anonymity
Bernard, Andreas; Koch, Matthias; Leeker, Martina (Hg.): Non-Knowledge and Digital Cultures. Lüneburg: meson press 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14619/1259.
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