What Is Bio-Medial-Politics?

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To understand present-day biopolitics and how we can resist it, we need to talk about “bio-medial-politics.” The effects of datafication on freedom, affect, (perception of) time, and the political horizon—understood as the common horizon of possibility—are well-known. But datafication also implies more mysterious medial operations that cannot be related to human intentions or programming. Random and hidden machinic and algorithmic processes—and the medial efficacy they exercise—may, at this stage, be unfathomable in their effects. Still, we must theorise them, not only to understand how they change techno-human relations, but also to explore possible modes of resistance.
Period22 Oct 2022