The Delayed Present Media-Induced Tempor(e)alities & Techno-traumatic
By: Wolfgang Ernst
In the media theatre of contemporary culture, a drama unfolds: While the human sense of “the present” is challenged by the immediacy of analog signal transmission and the delays of digital data processing, a different (non-)sense of time unfolds within technologies themselves. At that moment, human-related phenomenological analysis clashes with the media-archaeological close reading of the technological event, in an impossible effort to let the temporeal articulate itself.
The Contemporary Condition series edited by Geoff Cox and Jacob Lund, Volume 04
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