#Arteetude 189: From Homo Electronicus to Homo Digitalis - A Journey Through Art, Technology, and Philosophy with Detlef Schlich

Season 1 | Episode 189
22m | Aug 6, 2023

#Arteetude 189: From Homo Electronicus to Homo Digitalis - A Journey Through Art, Technology, and Philosophy


In this episode of Arteetude, host Detlef Schlich takes listeners on a fascinating exploration of our evolving digital identities. Drawing from his personal experiences in the arcades of Cologne and the philosophical insights of Byung-Chul Han, Detlef navigates the transformation from Homo Electronicus to Homo Digitalis.

The episode delves into the allure and potential pitfalls of electronic media, emphasizing the importance of maintaining individuality amidst digital noise. Detlef reflects on his childhood ritual of saving his allowance to buy records, demonstrating his early awareness of the potential dangers of electronic media dependency.

The discussion also revisits the iconic T.Rex album, "Electric Warrior," exploring how it mirrors the societal shift from the traditional to the modern, from the physical to the electronic.

Arteetude 189 is a thought-provoking journey through art, technology, and philosophy, offering listeners a unique perspective on the digital landscape. Whether you're a digital native, a tech enthusiast, or just someone trying to navigate the digital world, this episode offers valuable insights into our digital lives. Tune in for an engaging discussion that keeps the 'art' in 'smart' and the 'wit' in 'twit'.

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ArTEEtude is a podcast created and produced by Detlef Schlich that explores the intersection of art, digital culture, and true stories in West Cork. Schlich, a multi-disciplinary artist, operates his podcast with a cross-sectoral approach, believing that a visual artist should think beyond being just an antagonist and instead strive to be a protagonist. Through this podcast, he dives into the unknown depths of the creative mind to uncover new perspectives and ideas.

Detlef Schlich is a podcaster, visual artist, filmmaker, ritual designer, and media archaeologist based in West Cork. He is recognized for his seminal work, including a scholarly examination of the intersections between shamanism, art, and digital culture, as well as his acclaimed video installation, Transodin's Tragedy. He primarily works in performance, photography, painting, sound, installations, and film. In his work, he reflects on the human condition and uses the digital shaman's methodology as an alter ego to create artwork. His media archaeology is a conceptual and practical exercise in uncovering the unique aesthetic, cultural and political aspects of media in culture.


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