Author

Miriam Rasch

Miriam Rasch (b. 1979) works for the Institute of Network Culture at Amsterdam’s polytechnic university. She studied literature and philosophy. Her book Swimming in the Ocean: Dispatches from a Post-Digital World (2017) was shortlisted for the 2018 Socrates Cup philosophy prize and in 2015 she won the Jan Hanlo Essay Prize.

Friction

Friction

Ethics in Times of Dataism

(De Bezige Bij, 2020, 238 pages)

Today’s world is dominated by information gathering, and because everything is understood and described in terms of data, it has come to rule our lives. But how can we live freely in this world of comprehensive digitization that predicts our every move? Rasch searches for alternative ways of thinking about ourselves and our environment that will free us from the binary restrictions of 0s and 1s.

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