Toward Dematerialization: Light, Medium, Environment


Post type: Publication or Book
Date of Publication: 02/24/2023
Author: Antonio Somaini
Website link: https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/723719

Often presented as a new form of materialism, theories of media have been repeatedly fascinated by the idea of dematerialization—more precisely, by a vision of the history of technical media as a process teleologically oriented toward a future characterized by the overcoming of the weight, the opaqueness, and the resistance of materiality and by the advent of new, pervasive forms of instantaneous communication.

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