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Karianne Fogelberg: Under the Spell of Digital Technologies: Dis/enchantment by Design
Under the Spell of Digital Technologies: Dis/enchantment by Design
(p. 226 – 237)

Karianne Fogelberg

Under the Spell of Digital Technologies: Dis/enchantment by Design

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  • occultism
  • contemporary art
  • ritual
  • spiritism

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Karianne Fogelberg

has been a research associate for design and architectural theory at the cx centre for interdisciplinary studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, since 2012. She researches the contemporary expansion of the understanding of design in the light of current theoretical approaches, for instance from the social sciences and political theory. She has also curated and initiated events in this area, such as the format Undesign, which aims to liberate the critical potential of design (with Sarah Dorkenwald). Her writings have appeared internationally in design publications, including in étapes and Frame, as well as in academic publications. Until 2007 Fogelberg worked as an editor for the publication form. She has a BA in European studies from King’s College London and the London School of Economics as well as an MA in the history of design and material culture from the Royal College of Art/Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
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Susanne Witzgall (ed.): Real Magic

In Western societies a newly discovered and very lively interest in magical practices and occult knowledge can be witnessed. The magical seems to be evolving into a popular phenomenon that affects society as a whole and is also becoming the subject of intense debate in artistic and academic-scientific contexts. The book Real Magic investigates the current realities of the magical in the contemporary arts, sciences and everyday culture. It explores the present Western residues and forms of magical practices, the current potentials of magical perception and thinking in a world largely determined by financialised instrumental reason, and also the drawbacks of occultism. The publication is the result of the fourth annual programme of the cx centre of interdisciplinary studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich.

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