Jussi Parikka, my former colleague in Weimar Ilinca Iuraşcu, and Geoffrey Winthrop-Young are editing an issue of Theory, Culture & Society dedicated to Kulturtechnik. What is Kulturtechnik? One of my German friends described as a way to do German media theory while also "talking about people." This could be parsed in the term itself, which conjoins culture (Kultur) with a word that may designate techniques, technologies, or technics (Technik). In research on Kulturtechnik, culture and technology are generally taken to have a mutually constitutive relationship. Technology is taken to be a strategic assembly of practices, instruments, media forms, and perhaps rituals. This project is aided by the fact that, unlike English, the German term Technik doesn't immediately parse human actions (techniques) from non-human actors (technologies).