Wolfgang Sützl, media theorist, philosopher and translator
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 statementswith 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