At the intersection of art, philosophy, and anthropology, Reset Modernity! has assembled approximately sixty authors, most of whom have participated in the Inquiry into Modes of Existence initiated by Bruno Latour. This volume documents and completes what could be called a “thought exhibition”: Reset Modernity! held at ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe from April to August 2016. As part of the design team of the exhibition, IXDM’s Claudia Mareis, Jamie Allen and Johannes Bruder are amongst the contributors of this catalog.
Poetics and Politics of Data
Poetics and Politics of Data reflects life in a world increasingly controlled by data and presents artistic positions that aim to make continuous streams of data visible – whether using Internet-based installations or graphic data visualizations. The participating artists question the relevance and place of the individual in a technologically connected society in which every day, each of us generates a nearly incomprehensible amount of data: Our every move on the Internet leaves behind a digital trace. In critical essays, Orit Halpern, Sabine Himmelsbach, Lev Manovich, Claudia Mareis, Ramón Reichert and Roberto Simanowski explore the phenomena of Big Data and Data Mining and pose critical questions about the ambivalence of life in a datified world.