MEDIA: Author Jay David Bolter provides a comprehensive description of contemporary digital culture where digital technologies facilitate and shape the creation of many diverse communities of participation.
PHILOSOPHY: The central argument in The Neganthropocene is that the world is at risk of lapsing into a nihilistic state, as our failure to care for it becomes ever more manifest. But the challenge Stiegler takes upon himself is to show the way to an alternative anthropology.
The prophets say we have to turn back, the wizards conjure new paths. In an effective mix of polemics and cultural history, this book shows that the environment is a product of the ideas we have about it.
From the mid 19th century to the mid 20th century more than 20 million people migrated out of China. Shelly Chan analyses the emergence of China as a nation state from the vantage point of the Chinese diaspora around the world.
Europe suffers from an unclear crisis: The forces that should unite us are absent, while the contradictions that should generate change are too vague. A philosophical diagnostic of Europe’s sickness is required in order to prepare a sound political struggle.