Conference on batteries at Leuphana University (Lüneburg)

Just coming back from a very inspiring conference about the culture and technology of batteries (Reichweitenangst - Batterien und Akkus als Medien des Digitalen Zeitalters), organized by Prof. Jan Müggenburg (Media studies) at Leuphana University in Germany.  Media theorists, historians of technology, and cultural scientists presented their different approaches to this fascinating topic.  My own …

Auto-Mobile DNA, The Mythology of the Automobile in the Society of Control

Werbeanzeige von Volkswagen, in: DER SPIEGEL Nr. 30/2002, S. 28-31.

(Kröger, Fabian, Automobile DNS, Zur Mythologie des Automobils in der Kontrollgesellschaft, in: Treusch-Dieter, Gerburg, Düker, Ronald, Gehrke, Claudia (Hg)., Konkursbuch Auto, Tübingen 2004, S. 161-170). Translation: G. M. Goshgarian The domestication and subjection of the auto and the self The tremendous success of the "index fossil" known as the automobile finds its explanation in the …