•  978-1-5179-0649-8  (print)
  •  978-3-95796-148-8 (PDF)
  • DOI:
  •  10.14619/1488
  • Available as Print (Paperback), PDF


In today’s society of humans and machines, automation, animation, and ecosystems are terms of concern. Categories of life and technology have become mixed in governmental policies and drive economic exploitation and the pathologies of everyday life. This book both curiously and critically advances the term that underlies these new developments: machine.

“‘The machine’ proves that whoever said that the rise of data was going to cause the end of theory could not be more wrong. The new forms of digital automation of society, the question of the relationship with the animated machine, and the new cybernetics of ecosystemic governance provide rich instigation to philosophy, proving that machines can and do make us think new thoughts.”

— Tiziana Terranova, Naples Eastern University

“A significant contribution to the understanding and politics of the becoming of machines and techno-systems in the twentyfirst century.”

— Yuk Hui, author of On the Existence of Digital Objects