Re/defining the Matrix

Reflections on Time – Space – Agency

by Anke Bartels (Volume editor) Michael Schultze (Volume editor) Agata Stopinska (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 248 Pages


Spatio-temporal regimes have undergone a series of significant changes in the past 150 years or so, from the classically modern implication of a standard world time with its grid of 24 time zones in 1884 to the time-space compression ushered in by global capitalism and the more recent inauguration of a logic of global imperial interventionism. Historically, theoretical and performative resistances and counter-aesthetics to the modernist regime of empty homogeneous time (and space) are well documented. While this kind of critique is in many pockets still very much on the agenda, the hegemonic doctrines and realities of neoliberalism engender the necessity of new oppositional forms of practice and agency while simultaneously rendering such new forms impossible. The contributions in this volume engage critically and from current theoretical perspectives with questions of spatio-temporal regimes and subjectivities, both recent and historical.


ISBN (Softcover)
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2006. 248 pp., num. fig.

Biographical notes

Anke Bartels (Volume editor) Michael Schultze (Volume editor) Agata Stopinska (Volume editor)

The Editors: Anke Bartels, Michael Schultze and Agata Stopińska all teach at the University of Magdeburg and are on the board of the Transdisciplinary Forum Magdeburg which, among other activities, organises the annual Transforma Conference.


Title: Re/defining the Matrix