30 Years after Les Immatériaux: Art, Science, and Theory

30 Years after Les Immatériaux: Art, Science, and Theory

Yuk Hui


In 1985, the French thinker Jean-François Lyotard curated a groundbreaking exhibition referred to as Les Immatériaux on the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The exhibition confirmed how telecommunication applied sciences have been commencing to impression each point of lifestyles. while, it was once a cloth demonstration of what Lyotard referred to as the postmodern situation. This booklet includes a formerly unpublished file by way of Jean-François Lyotard at the notion of Les Immatériaux and its relation to postmodernity. Reviewing the ancient signifi cance of the exhibition, his textual content is followed through twelve modern meditations. The philosophers, artwork historians, and artists - between them Bernard Stiegler, Sven-Olov Wallenstein, Anne-Elisabeth Sejten and Jean-Louis Boissier - examine this crucial second within the historical past of media and conception, and refl ect at the new fabric stipulations caused by means of electronic applied sciences within the final 30 years.

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