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Digital Theatres of Dominance

Cultural Intelligence and Algorithmic Regimes

In a biosphere increasingly subject to digitalization and automation, information systems determine the coordinates of individual reality. In the name of security and economization new control regimes drive social fragmentation and stratification. The asymmetric death of privacy is not just an intrusion into an intimate zone. It is about classification markers for segmentation of social groups and its exploitation. The opaque structures for these new control systems are not open to the public that is affected. Big Data allows to predict behavior and optimize it by discrete interventions. But in whose interest? In digital control revolutions the engineering of desires is key in the arsenal of power. Which technologies of imagination are colonizing the future? What are operational spaces in a networked future of digital media?

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