TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN: Or, escape from infrastructure

We shouldn’t think, as McLuhan once quipped, that just because we talk about something we are in favor of it,” Critical Media Lab’s Jamie Allen answers, when I ask him if the exhaustive use of the term “infrastructure” has rendered its meaning, well, elusive. “Infrastructure as a concept can be a truly problematic Shibboleth,” he says, “leading to fetishization, a kind of messianism, or even further obfuscation.” But maybe, he suggests, we need to see persistent concepts like infrastructure “through their tougher times, not just abandon them.” – https://transmediale.de/content/turtles-all-the-way-down-or-escape-from-infrastructure

On infrastructure, impossible escapes and turtles all the way down at transmediale 2017, for the transmediale journal.

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