100 Years of Now Library
Editors: Katrin Klingan and Christoph Rosol
Publisher: Matthes & Seitz Berlin, 2019
250 pages, German
Price: 18 €
Available at Haus der Kulturen der Welt and at bookstores
What happens when technologies and techniques become planetary players? Over the course of the twentieth century, a new component of the global system established itself: the technosphere, comparable in its effects and function with the biosphere or the hydrosphere. The concurrence of natural environments with technical infrastructures and the almost uncontrollable evolutionary dynamics of growing “technological biodiversity” raise new questions about the initiation and operation of technical omniscience: How do the edges of what life is shift? What autonomies does technology possess? What latitudes are opened or closed with the new world order?