Techno(ir)rationality and Technosecurity

From the 1st-3rd November 2018, the final symposium of our DFG-Netzwerkes Affect- and Psychotechnologies took place at the University Potsdam with many presentations of our work of the last two years. I talked about ‚Techno(ir)rationality and Technosecurity‘. Here comes the abstract:
„Post-relational databases and learning algorithms can be regarded as paradigmatic media of a new Post-Newtonian (ir)rationality. They do not follow a cause-and-effect logic and traditional norms of scientific rigor but rely on the technical exploitation of surplus processes of so-called emergent behaviour reintroducing imagination via systematized tinkering and formalized processes of trial and error. Keep adding bits and bytes into the system, permanently enlarging the search space, and the number of possible combinations produces more ‚results,‘ which are no longer evaluated in regard to their reliability and probability,but only in respect of their possibility. In my paper, I will show how this fits into a security dispositif in which risk discourses are increasingly enlarged and risk is re-enacted as limitless.