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THE DATA-HUMAN: WHO ARE WE?: EXPLORING THE QUESTIONS OF OUR IDENTITY IN THE DIGITAL AGE

“No one disputes that we live in a Digital Age. But unlike the transition into the Modern Age and the advent of various types of machines and technologies – transition that we could see and experience as different and alienating – entering into the Digital Age has been more insidious. This book by MIT Professor Mark Jarzombek – historian and philosopher - opens a visual history that asks: How did we get where we are? A simple question, but not easy to answer since the world of algorithms is almost completely invisible to the common person, and yet is already everywhere, and as a result, we are no longer simply ‘humans.’ The book, - a companion to Jarzombek’s Digital Stockholm Syndrome in the Post-Ontological Age (University of Minnesota Press) – looks at a wide range of advertisements, scientific papers, journals, political and legal events and ransomware histories as a visual panorama of material interspersed with comments, graphs and questions that allow for a more robust conversation about the digitally-modified, digitally-enhanced, digitally-polluted human.”  The book was part of a research project seminar that I ran at MIT. I want to thank in particular: Iris Karamouzi as well as Kyle Branchesi, Gideon Schwartzman and Nitzan Zilberman.

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Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsJarzombek M
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“No one disputes that we live in a Digital Age. But unlike the transition into the Modern Age and the advent of various types of machines and technologies – transition that we could see and experience as different and alienating – entering into the Digital Age has been more insidious. This book by MIT Professor Mark Jarzombek – historian and philosopher - opens a visual history that asks: How did we get where we are? A simple question, but not easy to answer since the world of algorithms is almost completely invisible to the common person, and yet is already everywhere, and as a result, we are no longer simply ‘humans.’ The book, - a companion to Jarzombek’s Digital Stockholm Syndrome in the Post-Ontological Age (University of Minnesota Press) – looks at a wide range of advertisements, scientific papers, journals, political and legal events and ransomware histories as a visual panorama of material interspersed with comments, graphs and questions that allow for a more robust conversation about the digitally-modified, digitally-enhanced, digitally-polluted human.”  The book was part of a research project seminar that I ran at MIT. I want to thank in particular: Iris Karamouzi as well as Kyle Branchesi, Gideon Schwartzman and Nitzan Zilberman.

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