Philippe Agrain speaks about a turning point in the information ecology and the “war on sharing”. Agrain is interested in the questions of an information continuum through cultural and intellectual exchange emphasizes that the internet changed the artist-user relation.
THE POLITICS OF SEARCH BEYOND GOOGLE
A Publication of Word-Information Institute
Konrad Becker/ Felix Stalder [eds.] Studienverlag & Transaction Publishers, 2009. 220 pages. ISBN 978-3-7065-4795-6
Information is useless if it cannot be found and it is not a co-incidence that a search engine like Google has turned into one of the most significant companies of the new century. These engines are never just practical tools to deal with information overload. Such cognitive technologies embed political philosophy in seemingly neutral code.