The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Transient media

Cubitt, Sean, Papastergiadis, Nikos and McQuire, Scott (2008) Transient media Public, (37), pp. 76-85.

Record type: Article


As the unconscious of mnemotechnic machines, the crowd is still structured by what excludes it. In the art of the future, it will be vital to restructure that relationship by assuming the crowd as the unit of consciousness. As we know, however, there is no 'unit' of consciousness: consciousness is not thinkable in less than the face-to-face relation, and more properly still in less than social relations. The art of the immediate future, the transient media that are most fascinating in their ambitions, are those that create the grounds not for web 2.0 social networking of vestigial individuals, but for the dialogue between crowds.

Full text not available from this repository.

More information

Published date: 2008


Local EPrints ID: 179755
ISSN: 0845-4450
PURE UUID: 4fb704a5-f724-425a-bf11-76981a9639fa

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 07 Apr 2011 15:01
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:02

Export record


Author: Sean Cubitt
Author: Nikos Papastergiadis
Author: Scott McQuire

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton:

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.