Always Inside, Always Enfolded into the Metainterface: A Roundtable Discussion

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  • Søren Pold
  • Christian Ulrik Andersen
  • Scott Rettberg, Bergen Universitet, NorwayElisabeth Nesheim, Bergen Universitet, NorwayElizabeth Swanstrom, University of Utah, United States
At the moment when post-fictional fictions, essayistic fictions, and design fictions emerge as a cultural dominant, Rettberg, Swanstrom, Nesheim, Anderson and Pold discuss an emerging "aesthetics of infrastructure." Quietly condoned, mostly unnoticed installations of "Camouflaged Cell Concealment Sites" are now being visited by artists such as Betty Beaumont and Trevor Paglen. When our cloudy digital industries are so busily constructing cell phone towers that look like pine trees or Saguaro cactuses (sort of), the role of literary and visual artists may be simply to document these found fictions - for as long as they don't get arrested.
Original languageEnglish
JournalElectronic Book Review
Issue numberDecember
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2018

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