The Transparency Society by Byung-Chul Han

By Byung-Chul Han

Transparency is the order of the day. it's a time period, a slogan, that dominates public discourse approximately corruption and freedom of knowledge. thought of the most important to democracy, it touches our political and monetary lives in addition to our deepest lives. someone can receive information regarding something. Everything—and everyone—has turn into obvious: unveiled or uncovered through the apparatuses that exert one of those collective keep an eye on over the post-capitalist global.
Yet, transparency has a gloomy aspect that, paradoxically, has every thing to do with an absence of puzzle, shadow, and nuance. in the back of the plain accessibility of data lies the disappearance of privateness, homogenization, and the cave in of belief. The nervousness to amass ever additional info doesn't unavoidably produce extra wisdom or religion. know-how creates the appearance of overall containment and the consistent tracking of data, yet what we lack is sufficient interpretation of the data. during this manifesto, Byung-Chul Han denounces transparency as a fake perfect, the most powerful and so much pernicious of our modern mythologies.

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The Transparency Society

Transparency is the order of the day. it's a time period, a slogan, that dominates public discourse approximately corruption and freedom of data. thought of an important to democracy, it touches our political and financial lives in addition to our inner most lives. an individual can receive information regarding whatever. Everything—and everyone—has turn into obvious: unveiled or uncovered via the apparatuses that exert one of those collective regulate over the post-capitalist global.

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