Uncorporate Identity: Metahaven

Vishmidt, Marina; Kruk, Vinca and van der Velden, Daniel, eds. 2010. Uncorporate Identity: Metahaven. Zurich: Lars Muller. ISBN 9783037781692 3037781696 [Edited Book]

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Uncorporate Identity engages design and architecture in the context of geopolitical crisis. The book drafts a new kind of political arena--one where the symbols of central power (monarchy and state) thrive on the dynamics of information networks and their transformative political effects, and vice versa. Bridging between graphics, architecture, branding and research, Uncorporate Identity defies easy categorization as a design monograph. Organized as a sequence of five chapters, each comprising case studies, notes and essays, it explores, visually and textually, the paradoxes of identity in a networked world. Uncorporate Identity is authored by Metahaven (Daniel van der Velden and Vinca Kruk) with Marina Vishmidt, and has contributions by Boris Groys, David Singh Grewal, Vladimir Kolossov, Keller Easterling, Dieter Lesage, China Miéville, Chantal Mouffe, Pier Vittorio Aureli, Bruno Besana, Michael Taussig, Regula Stämpfli, Mihnea Mircan, Florian Schneider, Marina Vishmidt, and others.

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Edited Book

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Centre for Cultural Studies (1998-2017)
Media, Communications and Cultural Studies
Media, Communications and Cultural Studies > Centre for the Study of Global Media and Democracy


13 June 2010

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13 Jan 2017 12:44

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28 Jul 2021 15:48



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