Pleasure & Desire in-between Information Technologies

How can we think of information technology as politically charged? And how should we respond to its penetration in everyday life? In this essay I explore Wendy Chun’s and Alexander Galloway’s arguments. I argue that Chun accommodates Galloway’s approach by treating technology as materiality and as ideology. Finally the concepts desire and pleasure extricate that synthesizing Chun’s and Galloway’s approach provides new possibilities for an alternative methodology. 

 

 

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