Social Media

  title={Social Media},
  author={Sven L{\"u}tticken},
  journal={Afterall: A Journal of Art, Context and Enquiry},
  pages={4 - 19}
  • S. Lütticken
  • Published 1 September 2015
  • Art
  • Afterall: A Journal of Art, Context and Enquiry
Tracing a history of mediated life from nineteenth-century barricades to twenty-first century occupations, Sven Lütticken analyses the problematics and possibilities of contemporary social assemblage. 
What can theatre do about the refugee crisis? Enacting commitment and navigating complicity in performative interventions
ABSTRACT This article argues that in a society transformed by an increasing bureaucratic nexus of migration, artistic responses to political crises are particularly effective when working withExpand
A Politics of Knowledge in Contemporary Art?
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Transactivism, the Translocal, Art and Performance
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Between Tokyo and Frankfurt: Akira Takayama’s ‘theatre 2.0’, migratory encounters and urban solidarity in the contemporary city
ABSTRACT This article theorises how Akira Takayama with his theatre company Port B facilitates large-scale multi-sited performance works in cities across the globe, which expand the physicalExpand
Artists, debt, and global activism
This article examines how artists, activism, and works of art may contribute to a more textured understanding of debt in contemporary society and culture. The diversity of aesthetic practices andExpand
After the educational turn : alternatives to the alternative art school
This research problematises the contemporary phenomenon of alternative arts education after art’s ‘Educational Turn’, encompassed by evidence of a critical discourse between 2006 and 2016. TheExpand
Why a special issue of Performance Research ‘On Trans/Performance’? The prefix transmobilizes a series of concepts that (as will be seen in the contributions here) offer rich possibilities to theExpand


The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
One of the most important works of cultural theory ever written, Walter Benjamin's groundbreaking essay explores how the age of mass media means audiences can listen to or see a work of artExpand
Marxism and Literature
Marxism is a body ofideas which sees all human history as the history of class struggle. In particular, it is concerned to analyse the dynamics and contradictions of the capitalist system, and toExpand
Relational Ecology and the Digital Pharmakon
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The Interface Effect
The computer as a Mode of Mediation and the Unworkable Interface are discussed, as well as software and Ideology, and some things are shown to berepresentable. Expand
The Interface Effect, op. cit., pp.81—83. See also Vilém Flusser, 'Form and Material', The Shape of Things: A History of Design, London: Reaktion Books
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