cybernetic life / bound by contingency

“1948 Unbound Switches
With Johnny Golding, Alexander R. Galloway, Julian Oliver, Orit Halpern, Anna Echterhölter, Morehshin Allahyari, Sarah Sharma, Sophia Roosth, Thomas Feuerstein with participation of Marian Kaiser, Marie-Luise Angerer, Elie Ayache, Giuseppe Longo, Gerald Nestler, Felix Stalder &
The unleashing of the technosphere is, above all, the result of activating and operating numerous tiny switches. With the unfolding of information theory, cybernetics, and the microscopic power of the point-contact transistor, the year 1948 represents the material and theoretical starting point for a universal language of 0s and 1s. From then on, the digital makes up the foundational cultural technique of a present saturated with circuits and electronics. Contributions from theory and art oscillate between diagnostic and speculative accounts of the bit’s role as configurer of new space-time coordinates, pulse generator for the evolution of systems, and unreckoned source for a loss of control. The result is a discursive installation of contributions in strictly clocked intervals, a rhythmic apparatus of switching itself.”

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