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Digital Stockholm Syndrome in the Post-Ontological Age

2016
Author:

Mark Jarzombek

Digital Stockholm Syndrome in the Post-Ontological Age

Rethinking the philosophical and anthropological basis of our ontology

Arguing that the world has become redesigned to fuse the algorithmic with the ontological, Mark Jarzombek provocatively studies the new interrelationship between human and algorithm.

Once, humans were what they believed. Now, the modern person is determined by data exhaust—an invisible anthropocentric ether of ones and zeros that is a product of our digitally monitored age. Author Mark Jarzombek argues that the world has become redesigned to fuse the algorithmic with the ontological, and the discussion of ontology must be updated to rethink the question of Being. In Digital Stockholm Syndrome in the Post-Ontological Age, Jarzombek provocatively studies the new interrelationship between human and algorithm.

Forerunners: Ideas First is a thought-in-process series of breakthrough digital publications. Written between fresh ideas and finished books, Forerunners draws on scholarly work initiated in notable blogs, social media, conference plenaries, journal articles, and the synergy of academic exchange. This is gray literature publishing: where intense thinking, change, and speculation take place in scholarship.

Digital Stockholm Syndrome in the Post-Ontological Age

Mark Jarzombek is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has been teaching since 1995. He specializes in the history and theory of architecture.

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