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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Medienwissenschaft

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Institut für Musik­wissen­schaft und Medien­wissen­schaft | Medienwissenschaft |  ↳ Medientheorien | Kolloquium | Diego Gómez Venegas: Symbolic Confrontations and Algorithmic Agency: A media archaeological inquiry on the agonistic struggle between telling and counting in the Cybersyn case study (Dissertation)

Diego Gómez Venegas: Symbolic Confrontations and Algorithmic Agency: A media archaeological inquiry on the agonistic struggle between telling and counting in the Cybersyn case study (Dissertation)

Wann 25.04.2018 von 18:00 bis 20:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200) iCal

This doctoral research aims to trace and characterize the potential confrontations between the agencies of telling and counting which, through the deployment of communication and control technologies in the 20th century, could have shaped the contemporary Symbolic configuration of media, known under the name of the algorithmic. Hence, this research will focus on a cold-war-related case study where media processing of languages emerges not only as the technological core of the given apparatuses, but also, as a technoepistemic space where the agencies of narration and computing collide, while at the same time, relate to each other. These media technologies are those that shaped the Chilean monitoring and decision-making system Cybersyn. Thus, the case study offers the opportunity to perform a media archaeological inquiry to understand how the collision between these two epistemic orders —telling versus counting— has yielded to an essentially agonistic or confrontational machine agency that sustains the contemporary media cultures we humans are embedded in.