The Symbolic Grid

Dienstag, 10.1.2017. Ringvorlesung von Tom Waibel an der Merz Akademie, Stuttgart

Victor Vasarely, Vega (1957)
In the 70's Felix Guattari alerted to a  symbolic grid capable of a complete and successful reduction of all modes of semiotization by modulating perception, movement in space, singing, dancing, mimicry, caressing, contact, in fact, "everything that concerns the body". For him the overall reduction of the modes of semiotization benefit a dominant language of power which coordinates its syntactic regulation within speech production in its totality.

- How does this reduction correspond to the ongoing convergence of knowledge into big data and information?
- Are the algorithms of the global networking oligopoly the nodes of an overarching grid structuring planetary communication by statistically average paths of navigation?
- What kind of interpretation about the condition of life is needed, that cannot be simply reverted to technologies casting a grid over subjects, objects and places?