Collective minds, cross-generational knowledges, historical practices and symbolic systems. All of these come to constitute what Bernard Stiegler calls a process of ‘transindividuation’. He talks about the concept at length in the first instalment of his seminal Technics and Time series (The Fault of Epimetheus). The retention of human traces (previously forgotten) in a digital landscape point to some ethical dilemmas. Martin Dodge and Rob Kitchin’s The Ethics of Forgetting […] (2005) paper speaks loudly to Stiegler’s carrying of Gilbert Simondon’s ‘transindividual’.
Bernard Stiegler and ‘Transindividuation’