Leif Weatherby


Leif Weatherby is associate professor of German at New York University and the author of Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ: German Romanticism between Leibniz and Marx.

Data and the Task of the Humanities

from Questioning the Quantified Life, Volume 22, Number 2

We have automated the society of clues to act on its own divinations, with consequences far beyond the individual.

Digital Metaphysics

from The Human and the Digital, Volume 20, Number 1

At the beginning of the digital revolution, there existed a speculative energy that we could use now. It was put at the service not of innovation or disruption but of maintenance and politics, of establishing categories to put our digital world on a better course.