NEWS

  • New Text: Is it guaranteed human-made?

    For Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, I wrote about ChatGPT and what might happen once future AI models produce text that is no longer identifiable as machine-made. An essay on postartificial texts, Ouroboros literature, and the label guaranteed human-made.

  • 14th Walter Höllerer Lecture 2022

    14th Walter Höllerer Lecture 2022

    On Thursday, Dec. 8, I gave the Walter Höllerer Lecture at the Technical University of Berlin on “Artificial and Postartificial Texts: Literature and Artificial Intelligence.” Excerpt: “[We are] today already really on the threshold of being surrounded by texts that have been artificially produced – while at the same time we continue to grow ever […]

  • Hildesheim Poetics Lecture 2022

    Hildesheim Poetics Lecture 2022

    At the invitation of the University of Hildesheim, I gave the Hildesheim Poetics Lecture on November 15. The lecture as an institution was “initiated with the idea to make the work processes of established writers accessible and to make their materials, their processes and thoughts about the literary business tangible. A stage just for the […]

  • New Text: Dumb Meaning: AI and Artificial Semantics

    New Text: Dumb Meaning: AI and Artificial Semantics

    In my new essay in the November issue of Merkur, I write about the paradox that while great AI models are unintelligent, they can process semantics to some extent – they can process stupid meaning. You can read the German text here and an English translation here.

  • New Title: RENGA ANGER

    Today, RENGA ANGER, my latest (German language) volume of poetry is published by edition taberna kritika, Bern. Anna Luhn was kind enough to write the afterword. From the publisher’s website: The story goes like this: In 1969, poets Octavio Paz, Jacques Roubaud, Edoardo Sanguineti and Charles Tomlinson meet in a Parisian hotel basement and write […]

  • Two (Half) New Publications

    Completely new: The exchange of letters between Hans Jonas and Hans Blumenberg (German) I edited for Suhrkamp with Bernadette Böhler-Herrmann (under her editorship, it will come out as part of the Jonas complete works published by Rombach). Here you can find the review by Jürgen Goldstein in the FAZ (scroll all the way down), here […]

  • Essay on AI Art

    For Swiss publication Republik, I wrote about AI art. You can read it here.

  • New book: Schreibenlassen

    My German-language essay volume Schreibenlassen: Texte zur Literatur im Digitalen was published today. It collects texts on digital literature, artificial intelligence, and digital and postdigital writing practices. From the publisher’s website: All literature is digital today, but not every literary work is aware of it. The question in which sense one can speak of digital […]

  • New Books on Hans Blumenberg

    This year begins with two new publications about Hans Blumenberg, which I (co-)edited. As a late result of a conference held in October 2019, the volume Blumenbergs Procedure, edited by Eva Geulen and myself, is available from Wallstein Verlag. New additions to the work appeared. At the same time, but already three years in the […]

  • New Book: Blanks: Word Procressing

    Blanks: Word Processing is out now – the English translation of my book of poems, Halbzeug: Textverarbeitung. It was published by Counterpath Press in Nick Montfort’s Using Electricity series. A book launch will take place on November 21 at Room & Board, Brooklyn. You can buy the book here. The book also got two very […]