Poetics of Circulation

  • Margie Borschke (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Metaphors are commonly wielded to organize and make sense of network technologies, artefacts and
practices—we look to ‘the cloud’ to describe a complex infrastructure of technologies and techniques and invoke ‘remix’ to refer to any number of new expressive practices and artefacts from memes to mashups. These same metaphors, however, often obscure their own material and cultural histories and work to promote the myth that the networked cloud and its digital data are immaterial and ephemeral. This talk will show how and why a focus on copy as an artefact, practice and key abstraction that underpins the digital can help to recover these material and cultural histories and why doing so is crucial to the development of a poetics of circulation in the age of the Internet.
Period4 Feb 2020
Event titleTHINGS BESIDE THEMSELVES: MIMETIC EXISTENCES: The concluding conference of the DFG / SNF research group ‘Media and Mimesis’
Event typeConference
LocationWeimar, Germany, ThuringiaShow on map