Texte zum Thema „postdigitale Kritik“

The Internet Does Not Exist

19. Oktober 2021
The internet does not exist. Maybe it did exist only a short time ago, but now it only remains as ablur,  a cloud, a friend, a deadline, a redirect, or a 404. lf it ever existed, we couldn't see it. Because it has no shape. lt has no face, just this name that describes everything and nothing at the same time. Yet we are still trying to climb onboard, to get inside, to be part of the network, to get in on the language game, to show up on searches, to appear to exist. But we will never get inside of something that isn't there. All this time we've been bemoaning the death of any critical outside position, we should have taken a good look at information networks. Just try to get in. You can't. Networks are alt edges, as Bruno Latour points out. We thought there were windows but actually they're mirrors.