Talk: A Like Makes No Distinction
Conference: Scaling Media
Date: Day 2 – 11:15
Location: E-Werk Kesselsaal, Weimar
Networks are built from ties. Online, we define ourselves by positive relations. The logic of distinctions that used to govern the open cultural field is over. The change is fundamental. Negative relations are being replaced by their positive counterparts, friends and likes instead of layers and distinctions. There is a strange side effect, though. Together with the field theory of Bourdieu the playing field itself has disappeared. Clusters, bubbles and small worlds have taken its place, with no overview and no horizon to judge what could be high or low.