Florian Cramer (R’DAM)
What's left of 'post-digital' - does the term still make any sense?
Short summary of presentation:
Since the year 2000, the term "post-digital" has been used for such different fields as electronic music, hybrid print and electronic publishing, advertising, and telecommunication services. In the past, I argued that the term "sucks, but is useful" to describe certain artistic practices and cultural phenomena. Today, I'm less convinced of its usefulness and will try to explain why.
Florian Cramer (1969), a reader in 21st Century Visual Culture/Autonomous Practices at Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Most recent publication is: Pattern Discrimination, a book by Clemens Apprich, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Hito Steyerl and myself, to be published by University of Minnesota Press and Open Access by Meson Press in 2018. Board member of De Player, a space for sound/performance art, PrintRoom, a space for artists’ books and DIY publishing and Herman, a venue for experimental pop music. Member of the advisory commission/jury for the Grant Programme for Digital Culture of Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie. Academic advisory board for the arts magazine Neural and of APRJA, a peer-reviewed Open Access journal published by the media studies department of Aarhus University, Denmark. Activist in the political party BIJ1 and a member of its Rotterdam core team.