The everyday connotations of the original, the real, sincere, valid, historical, or deep are well-known, and the opposite of the authentic may then be the superficial, false, not-what-it-seems, or just new. Nonetheless 'the real thing' presents us with some productive ambiguities that create a point of departure for an analysis and a better understanding of the changes in the post-digital society. To unfold the nuances of the concept of contemporary authenticity this book aims to bring together different thinkers to reflect on the meaning of the authentic now. Published by Valiz (Amsterdam).
160 pages, 17 x 22 cm, softcover, Valiz (Amsterdam).