ATG Book of the Week of September 5, 2011
The Digital Wunderkammer:10 Chapters on the Iconic Turn by Hubert Burda. Munich: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 2011. 978-3770551934, 202 pages.
This is a unique book. It’s full of illustrations and conversations with Burda as well as conversations with leading literary, media, art and other cultural theorists about advances in digital technology. Burda proposes that the Google search box is perhaps the most interesting interface of our times analogous to the seventeenth-century cabinet of curiosities (or wunderkammer).