Prehistories of the Post-Digital:

Or, Some Old Problems with Post-Anything

  • Geoff Cox


In this short essay I want to try to speculate on what is being displaced in the post-digital and why this might be the case. It is not so much a critique of the post-digital but more an attempt to understand some of the conditions in which such a term arises. Is contemporary cultural production resigned to make empty reference to the past in ‘post-history’: thereby perpetuating both a form of cultural amnesia and uncritical nostalgia for existing ideas and mere surface images?