Structural Adjustments with Mercedes Bunz, Katja Diefenbach & Tom Holert (ENG) by reboot.fm published on 2013/07/02 16:49:20 +0000 With Mercedes Bunz (cultural scholar, reporter), Katja Diefenbach (theorist) and Tom Holert (historian, writer, artist). The motifs and achievements of the counterculture have found especially fertile ground in the context of changing organizational forms in the economic, political, and educational-psychological spheres. A certain notion of empathy and spontaneity, the accompanying dissolution of the linear and hierarchical chains of decisions, and the values that emerged from the critique of a world dominated by corporations have become building blocks of a new training, management, and corporate culture. Mercedes Bunz conducts research on digital media, society, and criticality. She heads a research team on digital publishing at the University of Lüneburg. Her most recent publication is Die Stille Revolution. Wie Algorithmen Wissen, Arbeit, Öffentlichkeit und Politik verändern, ohne dabei viel Lärm zu machen. Katja Diefenbach is part of the Berlin publishers’ collective b_books, where she is responsible for the series Materialism and Politics. She teaches at the University of Fine Arts, Hamburg. She conducts research on French philosophy and epistemology of the present and has published works on transgression, subculture, and net criticism. Tom Holert is an art historian, writer, and artist. The subject matter of his work ranges from contemporary and postmodern art to visual culture, politics, war, mobility, glamour, and the governmentality of the present.