Peter Mörtenböck & Helge Mooshammer
research and writings on art, architecture and politics


RESEARCH


DATA PUBLICS
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Public plurality in an era
of data determinacy




OTHER MARKETS
--
Mapping typologies and conditions of informality:
How informal markets intersect with global governance



NETWORKED CULTURES
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The struggle for new forms of artistic practice in an era of global deregulation



WORLD OF MATTER
--
An ecological view on resource politics



SEA OF MARBLE
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Looking out to the sea: A navigational convergence on the imaginary and the realities of the sea




EXHIBITIONS


La Biennale di Venezia - 17th International Architecture Exhibition 2021

XX Architecture and Urbanism Biennial - Chile 2017

Ephemeral Urbanism

World of Matter
@ HMKV Dortmund
@ James Gallery New York
@ Ellen Gallery Montreal
@ Nash Gallery Minnesota

Networked Cultures -
documentary

Gunners & Runners

Trading Places

Networked Cultures

Gone City

Temporary Zones

Operation Desert

You'll Never Walk Alone




DATA PUBLICS
Public Plurality in an Era of Data Determinacy


Peter Mörtenböck and Helge Mooshammer (eds)
London and New York: Routledge 2020, ISBN 978-0-367-18472-8
Routledge Research in Design, Technology and Society series
www.routledge.com

Data has emerged as a key component that determines how interactions across the world are structured, mediated and represented. This book examines these new data publics and the areas in which they become operative, via analysis of politics, geographies, environments and social media platforms.

By claiming to offer a mechanism to translate every conceivable occurrence into an abstract code that can be endlessly manipulated, digitally processed data has caused conventional reference systems which hinge on our ability to mark points of origin, to rapidly implode. Authors from a range of disciplines provide insights into such a political economy of data capitalism; the political possibilities of techno-logics beyond data appropriation and data refusal; questions of visual, spatial and geographical organization; emergent ways of life and the environments that sustain them; and the current challenges of data publics, which is explored via case studies of three of the most influential platforms in the social media economy today: Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp.

Data Publics will be of great interest to academics and students in the fields of computer science, philosophy, sociology, media and communication studies, architecture, visual culture, art and design, and urban and cultural studies.




CONTENTS (selected chapters available as PDF)

Introduction
Peter Mörtenböck and Helge Mooshammer

Section One: Politics

Chapter One: In Praise of Plasticity
Matthew Fuller

Chapter Two: Data Capitalism, Sociogenic Prediction and Recursive Indeterminacies
Luciana Parisi and Ezekiel Dixon-Román

Chapter Three: Emotariat Accelerationism and the Republic of Data 
Ignacio Valero

Section Two: Environments

Chapter Four: Unearthly Domain: the enigmatic data publics of satellites
Stephen Graham

Chapter Five: Sensing Air and Creaturing Data
Jennifer Gabrys

Chapter Six: Offsite: data, materiality, landscape, compression
Benj Gerdes

Chapter Seven: Fracking Sociality: architecture, real estate and the internet’s new urbanism
Louis Moreno

Section Three: Platforms

Chapter Eight: City-Making in the Age of Platforms
Peter Mörtenböck and Helge Mooshammer

Chapter Nine: The Aesthetic Society
Lev Manovich

Chapter Ten: Publics or Post-Publics? Contemporary expression after the mobile Phone
Ravi Sundaram




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BOOKS

PLATFORM
URBANISM
AND ITS
DISCONTENTS
DATA
PUBLICS
VISUAL
CULTURES
AS
OPPORTUNITY
INFORMAL
MARKET
WORLDS

Atlas

INFORMAL
MARKET
WORLDS

Reader

ANDERE
MÄRKTE
Erinnerungs-
orte
in
Bewegung
OCCUPY:
Räume des Protests
Space (Re)Solutions:
Intervention and Research in Visual Culture
Netzwerk Kultur:
Die Kunst der Verbindung in einer globalisierten Welt
Zwischen Architektur und Psychoanalyse
Networked Cultures:
Parallel Architectures and the Politics of Space
Cruising:
Architektur, Psychoanalyse und Queer Cultures
Visuelle Kultur:
körper, räume, medien
Die virtuelle Dimension:
Architektur, Subjektivität und Cyberspace