Wolfgang Sützl, media theorist, philosopher and translator

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For a long time, locations of traffic – streets, squares, marketplaces – have been the sites of political resistance, practices of disobedience, even revolutions. Can such things happen in digital networks? What kinds of protests would that be? How is the politics of bodies in the street changed by digital technologies?

Wolfgang Sützl, born in Austria, is a media theorist, philosopher and translator. His research focuses on the theories of sharing, political media theories and the critique of violence.
From 2000 to 2006, he was research director for the World-Information Institute, a non-profit organisation which aims to create critical public understanding in art, science and technology. Until June 2012, he was a research associate on the “Media Activism” project at the University of Innsbruck, where he is currently writing his post-doctoral thesis on “The Technology of Contradiction.” He also lectures at the Transart Institute in New York and Berlin.
Sützl translates publications from English, Italian and Spanish into German, as well as from German into English. He recently translated Wolfgang Dietrich’s “Elicitive Conflict Transformation”.

Relevant publications and statements

with Felix Stalder, Ronald Maier, Theo Hug (ed.): Kulturen und Ethiken des Teilens (The Cultures and Ethics of Division). Innsbruck 2012

with Theo Hug (Hgg.): Activist Media and Biopolitics. Innsbruck 2012

“Medien des Ungehorsams. Zur Geschichtlichkeit von Medienaktivismus” (The Media of disobedience. On the Historicity of Media Activism). In: Medienimpulse 1/2011

Wolfgang Sützl’s website

    Fikrun wa fann: Media

    Fikrun wa Fann, the Goethe-Institut’s cultural magazine. Articles of the issue on media.

    Humboldt: Protest 2.0 “Time for Revollusion”

    An arts journal intended to nurture cultural exchange between Germany and Latin America, Spain and Portugal, also available as e-paper.

    100 voices

    One hundred video interviews about change in the Arab World

    Going Public – On the Possibility of a Public Statement

    Public art in Lithuania, Belarus, Kaliningrad and Germany

    Dossier: Civil Society

    Aktion des Projekts “Zwanzig-Forint-Operette”/ A „Húszforintos opera“ projekt akciója. Copyright: Fekete Hajnal
    What characterises German civil society with its long-standing traditions and the strong re-emergence of Hungarian civil society? An overview.