In the following, a new conceptual framework for investigating nowadays‘ „technical“ phenomena shall be introduced, that of formats. The thesis is that processes of formatting account for our recent conditions of life, and will do so in the very next future. It are processes whose foundations have been laid in modernity and which will further unfold for the time being. These processes are embedded in the format of the value chain, a circumstance making them resilient to change. In addition, they are resilient in themselves since forming interconnected systems of reciprocal causal circuits.Which leads to an overall situation that our entire „Lebenswelt“ became formatted to an extent we don’t fully realize, even influencing our very percep-tion of it.
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Considerations about spatial concepts today have to take into account the actual ongoing loss of space. And of how such a process is able to generate a multitude of new spaces, at the same time. What both kind of processes, juxtaposed as they are, have in common, and what their relation to still another kind of processes is, namely such of formatting, of willingly creating and simulataneously, unwillingly generating a multitude of formats existing in parallel to each other which impact our everyday lifes, and which rest upon basic assumptions about ’space‘ and ‚reality‘ in general. Related to these processes is a loss of space, in actual terms.