The Algorithmic as Agonistic Agency: Approaches on Experimental Design, the Politics of Codes, and PostAnthropocentric Paradoxes in (Media) Cultures

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  • The Algorithmic as Agonistic Agency: Approaches on Experimental Design, the Politics of Codes, and PostAnthropocentric Paradoxes in (Media) Cultures

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    This paper presents a theoretical discussion, as well as an experimental design approach to the modes in which algorithmic media influences, in a confrontational manner, the configuration of contemporary cultures. Thus, the first section seeks to introduce key media archeological questions, by displaying some aspects of Wolfgang Ernst’s and Friedrich Kittler’s work. Then, the second section, is devoted to articulate possible connections between the first section and Bruno Latour’s perspective on science and technology studies and their relation to art and design. The third section shows how experimental design approaches can constitute the creative argumentation for all the previously discussed issues, by presenting two case studies that have emerged specifically around the questions that sustain this article. Finally, the text closes with a brief discussion about the possibilities the paper’s subject matter has to offer as an area for research-creation.

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