Media After Kittler

Author: Eleni Ikoniadou
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781783481217
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This is major collection of essays examining the legacy of Friedrich Kittler in the turn towards Media Philosophy.

Die Wahrheit der technischen Welt

Author: Friedrich A. Kittler
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518732986
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Wenige deutsche Geisteswissenschaftler der letzten 50 Jahre haben die kulturelle Situation unserer Zeit, einschließlich ihrer akademischen Strukturen, so nachhaltig geprägt wie Friedrich Kittler. Seine Schriften trugen entscheidend dazu bei, dass Radios, Grammophone und Computer nicht nur zu einer kulturellen Faszination, sondern auch zum Gegenstand der philosophischen Reflexion geworden sind. Der Band versammelt Abhandlungen Kittlers aus 40 Jahren und zeigt das enorme Spektrum, die Intensität und die singuläre Kreativität seines Denkens.

Kittler and the Media

Author: Geoffrey Winthrop-Young
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745636276
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With books such as Discourse Networks and Gramophone, Film, Typewriter and the collection Literature, Media, Information Systems, Friedrich Kittler has established himself as one of the world's most influential media theorists. He is also one of the most controversial and misunderstood. Kittler and the Media offers students of media theory an introduction to Kittler's basic ideas. Following an introduction that situates Kittler's work against the tumultuous background of German 20th-century history (from the Second World War and the cultural upheaval of the late 1960s to reunification), the book provides succinct summaries of Kittler's early discourse-analytical work inspired by French post-structuralism, his media-related theorising and his most recent writings on cultural techniques and the notation systems of Ancient Greece. This clear and engaging overview of a fascinating theorist will be welcomed by students and scholars alike of media, communication and cultural studies.

Literature Media Information Systems

Author: Friedrich A. Edited and introduced by Johnston Kittler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134392931
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John Johnston's background combines expertise in modern literature, poststructuralist philosophy, and high technology's production. Like Kittler, he draws on historic fact, anecdote, and literature. From this vantage point he explicates the theoretical and practical consequences of Friedrich Kittler's insights into the social and psychological effects of the processes by which metaphor in one medium is made real by another.

Media Theory and Cultural Technologies

Author: Maria Teresa Cruz
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443893293
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In recent decades, media theory has become one of the most influential trends in contemporary thinking, namely within cultural studies, the arts and humanities. Spreading mostly from the German scholarly scene, under the influence of post-structuralism, media theory has developed as a fundamental theoretical framework, for many fields of theoretical and applied research, through authors such as the late Friedrich Kittler, 1943–2011. Commenting on several aspects of Kittler’s work, and on its impact in different fields of art and culture, this essay collection examines recent developments in media theory brought about by concepts such as “cultural techniques” and “operative ontologies” and by key authors, contributing to this volume, such as Bernhard Siegert, Sybille Krämer and Peter Weibel.

Against Transmission

Author: Timothy Barker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474293085
Format: PDF
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Against Transmission introduces the technical history and phenomenology of media, a field of study that explains the characteristics of contemporary life by looking to the technical properties of machines. By studying the engineering of signal processing, the book interrogates how the understanding of media-as-machine exposes us to a particular phenomenological relationship to the world, asking: what can the hardware of machines that segment information into very small elements tell us about experiences of time, memory and history? This book offers both a detailed and radical investigation of the technical architecture of media such as television, computers, cameras, and cinematography. It achieves this through in-depth archive research into the history of the development of media technology, combined with innovative readings of key concepts from philosophers of media such as Harold A. Innis, Marshall McLuhan, Friedrich Kittler, Siegfried Zielinski and Wolfgang Ernst. Teaming philosophical inquiry with thorough technical and historical analysis, in a broad range of international case studies, from early experimental cinema and television to contemporary media art and innovative hardware developments, Barker shows how the technical discoveries made in these contexts have engineered the experiences of time in contemporary media culture.

Understanding Media Theory

Author: Arjen Mulder
Publisher: V2_ publishing
ISBN: 9056623885
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Among students at universities and colleges of higher education, as well as in the written press, one can ascertain a growing interest in media theory. The main thrust of this methodology is the analysis of how a society is altered by the technical characteristics of the various media it encompasses. It examines popular culture as well as the arts, journalism as well as philosophy, scientific as well as general insights, mass media as well as individualized media. Today, there is a conveyor belt of books about new media, but what seems to be missing is knowledge and understanding of the classical media theories of Ernst Cassirer, Susanne Langer, Harold Innis, Marshall McLuhan, Claude Shannon, Gregory Bateson, Vilem Flusser, Friedrich Kittler, and many others. In "Understanding Media Theory, the ideas of these theoreticians and philosophers are explained and applied in a clear and accessible way--not by discussing the writers one by one, but by using real examples and analyzing them on the basis of concepts developed in media theory. Consequently, this volume is accessible to a broad public, though it is primarily intended for students and teachers of media studies.

Thinking Media and Beyond

Author: Briankle G. Chang
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351379895
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Media – old or new, in the cloud or underground – constitutes the very condition in which our world takes shape. Media is reshaped continuously, marked for both the profound effects it produces and the acceleration it exhibits. It is the site in which we signal some of the most pressing issues we face in our ever-widening technologized world. Written by authors working at the forefront of media theory today, this book charts an original and compelling path across various media forms, bringing to light the wonderful yet persistently unsettling role that media plays, and will continue to play, in the making of our future. It not only establishes media as a serious and interdisciplinary concept, but also demonstrates how this concept can be developed beyond the current limited form and content dichotomy. This book was originally published as a special issue of Cultural Studies.

The Marvelous Clouds

Author: John Durham Peters
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022625383X
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In medias res -- Understanding media -- Of cetaceans and ships; or, the moorings of our being -- The fire sermon -- Lights in the firmament: sky media I (Chronos) -- The times and the seasons: sky media II (Kairos) -- The face and the book (inscription media) -- God and Google -- Conclusion: the sabbath of meaning -- Appendix: nonsimultaneity in cetacean communication.