Skin and Code
DNA #5
HKW - Haus der Kulturen der Welt/Daniel Neugebauer

88 pp.

with numerous colour illusrations

perfect bound softcover

Leipzig April, 2021
ISBN: 9783959054614

Width: 15 cm
Length: 23 cm

Language(s): English

HKW - Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Daniel Neugebauer

Malin Gewinner, Hannes Drißner, Markus Dreßen

Design Concept
Olaf Nicolai, Malin Gewinner, Hannes Drißner

Alyk Blue, Johanna Burai, Luce deLire, i-Päd, Rhea Ramjohn, Calah P Toussaint-Amat, Anne Kaun

Just as physical violence leaves its marks on the skin, conceptual violence is written into interfaces via algorithms—in the form of biases turned into pixels, as discrimi­nation implanted in memes in secret chat groups. The coding and decoding of body surfaces and interfaces is contingent on a whole host of norms. Yet these are not fixed: rather, they combine to create a matrix of tastes, cultural influences, technical conditions, and physical possibilities. The essays in this volume produce an interdisciplinary noise between surface structures and a selection of cavities: surfaces, skins, and interfaces are injured, gauged, altered, or remedied.

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