Cultural Techniques: A Roundtable Review, Part 1
Siegert, Bernhard. 2015. Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Real. Translated by Geoffrey Winthrop-Young. New York: Fordham University Press. xix, 265 pp.
Since the turn of the 21st century, the idea of Kulturtechniken, or cultural techniques, has flourished, spreading well beyond Germany and German-language media and cultural studies. Already in Passage des Digitalen, Bernhard Siegert frames his arguments of the digital within a notion of cultural techniques “of writing, reading, drawing and counting” (Passage des Digitalen, 14). Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Real, serves a dual function of introducing Siegert’s recent work to a wider audience, but also articulating a vision of what this (study of) cultural techniques is or might be. Continue reading Cultural Techniques: A Roundtable Review, Part 1