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Publication series Das Neue Alphabet (The New Alphabet), Volume 4
Editors: Katrin Klingan, Johanna Schindler, Nick Houde
Publisher: Spector Books, Leipzig, 2021
80-100 pages, German and English edition
color illustrations, paperback with folded dust cover
ISBN DE: 978-3-95905-456-0
ISBN EN: 978-3-95905-457-7
Price: 10 €

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“If sound is birth and silence death, the echo trailing into infinity can only be the experience of life, the source of narrative and a pattern for history.” Drawing on Louis Chude-Sokei’s metaphorical, political and technopoetic investigations, this volume experiments with how the echo of past ideas of life and form has brought forth the technologies and lifestyles that our contemporary world is based on. The essays, conversations and artist contributions by Lisa Baraitser, Louis Chude-Sokei, Luciana Parisi, Gary Thomlinson, Maya Indira Ganesh, Wesley Goatley, Sascha Pohflepp, Sophia Roosth and Xavier Le Roy delineate a variegated array of technologies, creating an image of their past and their future potentials.

Table of contents:

Nick Houde, Katrin Klingan, Johanna Schindler

How Long Is an Echo?
Louis Chude-Sokei

“Where do we find ourselves?”
A conversation between Gary Tomlinson, Luciana Parisi, and Louis Chude-Sokei

Who Do We Care For?
Lisa Baraitser To the essay [PDF, 9 pages, 83 KB]

“It isn’t about removing bias but keeping bias in.”
A conversation between Maya Indira Ganesh and Wesley Goatley

Life as a Search Term
A conversation with Sascha Pohflepp, Sophia Roosth, and Xavier Le Roy