Plants, Androids and Operators - A Post-Media Handbook

By mute, 4 February 2015
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Plants, Androids and Operators – A Post-Media Handbook

Print 978-1-906496-96-8
eBook 978-1-906496-97-5
Published 2014 by Mute Books
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Print data: 229 x 152 mm, page 188, interior black and white, covers color, illustrations 22

Edited by Clemens Apprich, Josephine Berry Slater, Anthony Iles & Oliver Lerone Schultz.

This book documents the first life-cycle of the Post-Media Lab (2011-2014). Taking up Fèlix Guattari’s challenge, the Lab aimed to combine social and media practices into collective assemblages of enunciation in order to confront social monoformity. Here we draw together some key essays, images and art projects by the Lab’s participants, as well as a close documentation of its associated events, talks, and exhibitions, to create a vivid portrayal of post-media practice today.

With contributions by: Clemens Apprich, Josephine Berry Slater, Micha Cárdenas, Sean Dockray, Mina Emad, Bogdan Dragos & Inigo Wilkins, Fabien Giraud, Adnan Hadzi & James Stevens, Martin Howse & Jonathan Kemp,, Anthony Iles, Oliver Lerone Schultz, Gordan Savičić, Moritz Queisner, Rózsa Zita Farkas.

Part of the PML Books series. A collaboration between Mute & the Post-Media Lab

Table of Contents


Clemens Apprich, Josephine Berry Slater, Anthony Iles & Oliver Lerone Schultz

Digital Networks: Connecting People Apart

Mahalla, Manalaa, Tahrir, Maspero: Post-Media Nodes of the Egypt Spring

A conversation between Oliver Lerone Schultz & Mina Emad

Process Processed

Josephine Berry Slater

The Subsumption of Sociality

Notes on Subsumption

Anthony Iles

Destructive Destruction – An Ecological Study of High Frequency Trading

Inigo Wilkins & Bogdan Dragos

Field Notes from the Cloud

Sean Dockray


Gordan Savičić

The Question of Organisation After Networks

Immanence After Networks

Rózsa Zita Farkas

Movements of Safety, A Safety Movement, Safety in Movement

Micha Cárdenas

Click Social Activism? A Localisation of Political Participation After Networks

Moritz Queisner

Life vs. Object, Comrade Things and Alien Life

Mapping the Conjecture

Fabien Giraud

Stack, Heap, Frame

Martin Howse & Jonathan Kemp

Deckspace.TV reSynced

Adnan Hadzi & James Stevens