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Cao Fei: Communication and Control

“no matter how optimistic we are about the future of technology, it is rooted in cybernetics, the interaction between technology and human beings. On one hand, technology serves human beings; on the other, it controls human behavior. Communication and control are inextricably linked, and that’s essentially political […] Technology brings order, progress and equal rights; it also fosters new chaos and restrictions. It has the power to destroy us.” In Noor Brara, “‘Communication and Control Are Inextricably Linked’: Artist Cao Fei on How Technology Both Serves and Suppresses Humanity“, in Artnet News, August 18, 2020