The Syllabus is not just about hunting down eclectic content in the most remote parts of the digital terrain. We are also busy inventing new ways of experiencing and navigating it – not least because we feel that conventional social media use is now not very different from the Skinnerian operant conditioning. Hence, the Cyberflâneur.
This week’s dose of “cyberflânerie” comes courtesy of Hito Steyerl – a renowned artist with a sharp eye for what ails the hyper-globalized and hyper-digitized world. We worked with Hito to identify the themes that interest her at the moment; then, we trawled our Syllabus stacks to produce a shortlist; finally, Hito selected her ten – and gave us snappy, uncanny comments about each of them. Navigate it any way you want!
“Who owns language?”
“And the city?”
“What’s covered by the snapchat filter?”
“Who owns your affection?”
“And what next?”
“Whats’ in between the layers?”
In case you missed it, here is last week’s edition of the Cyberflâneur by Brian Eno.