Postdigital synchronicity and syntopy: the manipulation of universal codes, and the fully automated avantgarde
In recent years, the use of new (both linguistic and non-linguistic) literary codes has accelerated due to the global technological intermediations between writers, scientists and artists, and to the increase and diversification of human–machine interactions. The new codes emerging from this new set of global interactions are often re-interpretations of literary and artistic methods and devices developed by modern and postmodern avangardist movements; however, they present some new interesting features when expanding through postdigital environments, where a novel universe of data/symbols are manipulated by a variety of human–machine assemblages with different modes of implication in performance-driven collaborative arrangements. This article critically reviews and reflects on literary works entering and exploring this postdigital space by using innovative art/writing codes.
KeywordsLiterature Postdigital Automated avantgarde Synchronicity Syntopy Universal code
This work was supported by Grant FFI 2012-35296 from the Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte (Spain) to Prof. Anxo Abuín González.
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