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a.username? – A Profile Without Qualities: Exploring Amazon through Art and Literature

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How to understand and read Amazon? Where to start the reading of this current version of the ‘technologizing of the word’ and which kind of human character does it result in (Ong 1988)? This article will explore these questions through focusing at Joana Moll’s The Hidden Life of an Amazon User (2019), with inclusion of other artworks, and Robert Musil’s novel The Man Without Qualities, published 1930–43.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPracticing Sovereignty : Digital Involvement in Times of Crises
EditorsBianca Herlo, Daniel Irrgang, Gesche Joost, Andreas Unteidig
Place of publicationBielefeld
PublisherTranscript Verlag
Publication yearDec 2021
Pages357-368
ISBN (print)978-3-8376-5760-9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-8394-5760-3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

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  • digital art, electronic literature, net art, Amazon, Climate change

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