The Contemporary Condition. A Slow, Contemporary Violence: Damaged Environments of Technological Culture
The contemporary moment is comprised of many overlapping speeds, rhythms, and periods of time. A central theme of Jussi Parikka’s book concerns slowness instead of acceleration: a different sort of a temporal horizon in order to understand some of the environmental temporalities that media and technological arts are involved in. This is approached through art and design practices that unfold this multiplicity of time, closely entwined with contemporary concerns in aesthetic theory, to understand and engage with the planetary time scales of slow environmental violence. [publisher’s note]
This book is Vol. 3 in The Contemporary Condition series, edited by Geoff Cox and Jacob Lund, co-published with Aarhus University and ARoS Art Museum.