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<nettime> The Unconscious Performance of Identity: A Review of Johannes
Owen Mundy on Tue, 28 Aug 2012 15:54:58 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime> The Unconscious Performance of Identity: A Review of Johannes P. Osterhoff’s “Google”


I wrote a review of an online performance staged during Transmediale this year. Here is an excerpt and link:

"It is important to note that this is part of a larger trend, a move from active performances of identity, to identities assembled through unconscious passive data retrieval systems. In recent years, we’re taking the time to describe ourselves less, and allowing the systems we use to characterize us based on our actions more. Through tracking us, these systems learn about us, and fill in the blanks automatically."

The Unconscious Performance of Identity: A Review of Johannes P. Osterhoff’s “Google”
http://rhizome.org/editorial/2012/aug/22/unconscious-performance-identity-review-johannes-p/

Best,

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Owen Mundy
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http://givememydata.com


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