The Metainterface Spectacle

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Building on their concept of metainterface, Søren Bro Pold and Christian Ulrik Andersen analyze the change in perception and experience that bring forth the always-on(line) mode of engaging with digital content. The notion of ‘spectacle’, in itself having a long history in critical theory, is employed here to discuss media politics and the struggle for power in terms of aesthetized computation, with their main driving forces being data analytics, surveillance and forensics. Pold and Andersen uncover how metainterface spectacle can also serve to empower political agency through reclaiming the apparatus.
Original languageEnglish
JournalElectronic Book Review
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2021


  • critical data studies
  • mass
  • net art
  • digital art
  • electronic literature
  • activism
  • protest


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