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Kristin Veel completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge’s Department of German and Dutch in 2008, after which she joined the University of Copenhagen. Her research focuses on the impact of information and communication technology on the contemporary cultural imagination with a particular interest in surveillance technologies and big data archives. She was principal investigator of the critical data studies project Uncertain Archives from 2015-2019 (funded by The Danish Research Council). A project which has transformed into a research collective and continues with funds from the Carlsberg Foundation.
In 2019 she was elected Research Fellow at the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen's University in Canada.
She has published the monograph Narrative Negotiations: Information Structures in Literary Fiction (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2009) and is co-editor of over ten collected volumes and journal issues. Her most recent book, co-written with Henriette Steiner, Tower To Tower: Gigantism in Architectural and Digital Culture, will be published by MIT Press in spring 2020.
We are proud to present our new book Tower to Tower: Gigantism in Architecture and Digital Culture which is now available for pre-order. The book offers a cultural history of gigantism in architecture and digital culture, from the Eiffel Tower to the World Trade Center. It charts changing manifestations and understandings of the West's cultural ambition to construct gigantic things: buildings, digital networks, academic theories, even our own self-perceptions. In doing so, it probes and problematises the gigantism that is all around and within us – a gigantism through which we think, act, and feel in the early 21st century.