By Yuk Hui
In 1985, the French thinker Jean-François Lyotard curated a groundbreaking exhibition referred to as Les Immatériaux on the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The exhibition confirmed how telecommunication applied sciences have been starting to influence each point of lifestyles. whilst, it was once a fabric demonstration of what Lyotard known as the postmodern . This publication encompasses a formerly unpublished record via Jean-François Lyotard at the belief of Les Immatériaux and its relation to postmodernity. Reviewing the old signifi cance of the exhibition, his textual content is followed by means of twelve modern meditations. The philosophers, paintings historians, and artists - between them Bernard Stiegler, Sven-Olov Wallenstein, Anne-Elisabeth Sejten and Jean-Louis Boissier - examine this significant second within the heritage of media and thought, and refl ect at the new fabric stipulations led to via electronic applied sciences within the final 30 years.