Natasha Lushetich

To understand present-day biopolitics and how we can resist it, we need to talk about ‘bio-medial-politics’. The effects of datafication on freedom, affect, (perception of) time, and the political horizon – understood as the common horizon of possibility – are well-known. But datafication also implies more mysterious medial operations that cannot be related to human intentions or programming. Random and hidden machinic and algorithmic processes – and the medial efficacy they exercise – may, at this stage, be unfathomable in their effects. Still, we must theorise them, not only to understand how they change techno-human relations, but also to explore possible modes of resistance.

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