Foundations of Science 22 (2):443-446 (2017)

Recalling the phenomenological and Hegelian bases of the critique of misplaced concreteness, and supplementing these by the contribution of Gregory Bateson, it is possible to say that a contemporary critique of digital media cannot appeal to an irrevocable concreteness nor finally defeat abstraction. Since the digital media complex is characterized by temporal decay, transversality, and singularity, a new departure for a critical theory of digital media must centre on the cultural unconscious and the limit, or edge, of the cultural complex.
Keywords Critical theory  Phenomenology  Digital media  Cultural studies  Bateson  Technology studies
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DOI 10.1007/s10699-015-9465-4
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