bodies and code / detroit digital

Albert Kahn / The Packard Plant / Detroit

[albert kahn / the packard plant - 2005 / photo: patrick austin]

Over the past few days, I've been spending some time with Detroit Digital: On Tourists in the Apocalypse, an essay by Marcel O'Gorman that was published on Ctheory last week. The writing project adds another link in the chain of texts which delineate the history of the Motor City as a discourse of automation, urban void and locked grooves. The essay discusses some strategies for reconsidering Detroit through techno, translation into code and as a destination for urban exploration.