Habitual new media, or how things remain
A lecture by Wendy Chun

  • Habitual new media, or how things remain
    Yuri Pattison, "Familiarity Breeds Contentment (http://83.144.97.243/)", 2014, photo by B. Stawiarski

This talk responds to the question: how does post-Internet art remain, even as it seems to disappear? How can we understand the odd ways that new media remains and disseminates through its obsolescence?

Against the analytic, creative, and commercial approaches that concentrate on anticipating or creating the future, the next big thing--from algorithms that sift through vast amounts of data in order to suggest/predict future purchases to  scholarly analyses focused on the impact of technologies that do not yet exist--this talk argues that new media matter most when they seem not to matter at all, that is, when they’ve moved from the new to the habitual. Through habits we become our machines: repetition breeds expertise and boredom. 

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Exhibition and other archival events connected:

16:00 Guided tour Saturday Guided TourThrough „Private Settings. Art After the Internet” Exhibition Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
16:00 Guided tour Saturday Guided TourThrough „Private Settings. Art After the Internet” Exhibition Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
16:00 Guided tour Curatorial guided tourThrough „Private Settings. Art After the Internet” Exhibition Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
16:00 Finissage Finissage of „Private Settings” exhibitionWith PC Music and Hackerspace Warsaw Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw