SITUATION #3: Hito Steyerl, from “Proxy Politics: Signal and Noise”, 2014



“An image becomes less of a representation than a proxy, a mercenary of appearance, a floating texture-surface-commodity. Persons are montaged, dubbed, assembled, incorporated. Humans and things intermingle in ever-newer constellations to become bots or cyborgs. As humans feed affect, thought, and sociality into algorithms, algorithms feed back into what used to be called subjectivity. This shift is what has given way to a post-representational politics adrift within information space.”
Quote from Hito Steyerl: “Proxy Politics: Signal and Noise” in e-flux journal no. 60, 12/2014.

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