The Problem of the Political in Cyberspace

Aneta Stojnić


The central discussion in this paper concerns the articulation of ways whereby liminality is inscribed in cyberspace architecture, in order to show that cyberspace is a political performative space. In this regard, I argue that cyberspace is politicized in terms of its liminality. Cyberspace is constituted as an in-between space, that is, a space that is permanently in process, simultaneously functioning as a point of connection and division. As my analysis shows, this liminal aspect of cyberspace stands as an important connection to the notions of liminality in performance studies. By analyzing cyberspace as a new space for the production of the political, I propose that techno-performance is a new political notion of performance.


Internet, cyberspace, Wikileaks, liminality, performance, interface

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