Zitat: Million Images of Cats

“For every digital utopianist who celebrates the capacity of digital technologies to liberate us from inequalities of access to knowledge, forging new communities unstratified by class, race, gender, there is a digital dystopianist who emphasises the entanglement or corporate projects of monetisation and state projects of surveillance now reaching into our most intimate moments. We know that digital infrastructures perpetuate existing inequalities of access and ownership as much as they disrupt them, and that for every grand project to digitise the world’s books there are at least a million images of cats.”

Haidy Geismar: Museum Object Lessons for the Digital Age (2018), S. 17.

Posted by GS, 19. Jan 2019
Property Anthropology Female Haidy Geismar United Kingdom