Tobias Haberkorn

Editor and Staff Writer, ZEIT ONLINE (www.zeit.de)

Milená Jesenska Visiting Fellow
(February – April 2019)

Project:

Immersive Subjectivity. Autists, Narcissists and Conspiracy Theorists

In the digital age, immersion is replacing representation as the epistemological and ontological paradigm. Shifts in technologies and the arts, but also in the crisis of representative democracies attest to this. I would like to study this movement with regard to three types of contemporary subjectivity: the narcissist, the autist and the conspiracy theorist are heavily immersed into their particular worldview. For better or worse, they embody a new normality.