Short Circuits: Finance, Feedback and Culture

Benedict Seymour Thanks to the pervasive logic of cybernetics and the planetary roll-out of digital networks, feedback has come to determine the behaviour of post-war capitalism and culture. Expanding on a talk given at The Showroom gallery's Signal:Noise conference, Benedict Seymour considers the uncomfortable parallels between the avant-garde and post-Fordist harnessing of 'free inputs' within networks of production. This article originally appears in Mute, Vol.3 #1, 'Double Negative Feedback', Spring/Summer 2011, pp.132-143. Read more

Emily Carr
University of Applied Arts Vienna
Vermont College of Fine Arts
St Moritz Art Academy
SACI Florence Italy