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Índex, revista de arte contemporáneo

On-line version ISSN 2477-9199Print version ISSN 1390-4825


CUENCA, Alberto López. Dissenting the user interface. Critique and writing in the age of digital. Self-referentiality. Índex [online]. 2022, n.14, pp.79-91. ISSN 2477-9199.

This article inquiries about the current condition of writing and critique within contemporary digital media focusing on artist’s Daniel García Andújar web project Its argument develops from the work of Tiziana Terranova (2004), Scott Lash (2005) and Bernard Stiegler (2002, 2010) to think about the role that interfaces and technological indetermination play in digital critique and writing. These authors characterize digital mediations through hypercomplexity, acceleration and self-referentiality which make critique and writing partial and situated endeavors linked to the inherent imprevisibility of any technological order. This article focuses initially on artist Daniel García Andújar’s as a form of collaborative writing and ends up recalling Andújar’s work to highlight how critique as a form of digitally mediated writing is intertwined with dissent and oblivion as its condition of possibility.

Keywords : Digital Criticism; Alphabetic Writing; Digital Mediations; Originary technicity; Hypercomplexity..

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