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Proxy Politics
Proxy Politics
Proxy Politics
Proxy Politics
Proxy Politics
Proxy Politics
Proxy Politics
Proxy Politics
Proxy Politics

Proxy Politics

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The proxy, a decoy or surrogate, is today often used to designate a computer server acting as an intermediary for requests from clients. Originating in the Latin procurator — an agent representing others in a court of law — proxies are now emblematic of a post-democratic political age, one increasingly populated by bot militias, puppet states, and communication relays. The proxy works as a dialectical figure that is woven into the fabric of networks, where action and stance seem to be masked, calculated and remote-controlled. This publication looks at proxy-politics on both a micro and a macro level, exploring proxies as objects, as well as networks as objects. With contributions by Tom McCarthy, Kodwo Eshun, Goldin + Senneby, Brian Holmes, Nick Houde, Jonathan Jung, Laura Katzauer, Boaz Levin, Mikk Madisson, Doreen Mende, Sondra Perry, Oleksiy Radynski, Robert Rapoport, Hito Steyerl, thricedotted, Vera Tollmann, Miloš Trakilovic. Edited by Research Center for Proxy Politics. Published by Archive Books (Berlin).