Filed under book | Tags: · cultural theory, language, media theory, phenomenology, philosophy, technical image
The first introduction to a key thinker in twentieth-century media philosophy and cultural theory
A thorough introduction to Vilém Flusser’s thought, this book reveals his engagement with a wide array of disciplines, from posthuman philosophy, media studies, and history to migrant studies, art, and anthropology. This volume shows how Flusser’s media theory works are just one part of a greater mosaic of writings that bring to the fore cultural and cognitive changes in the twenty-first century.
by Anke K. Finger, Rainer Guldin, Gustavo Bernardo
Publisher University of Minnesota Press, 2011
Volume 34 van Electronic Mediations
ISBN 0816674787, 9780816674787
Filed under book | Tags: · cultural theory, ethics, feminism, grand narratives, history, philosophy, politics, postmodernism, theory
As heralded everywhere from NPR to the pages of the New York Times Magazine, a new era is underway in our colleges and universities: after a lengthy tenure, the dominance of postmodern theory has come to an end. In this timely and topical book, the legendary Terry Eagleton (“one of [our] best-known public intellectuals.”-Boston Globe) traces the rise and fall of these ideas from the 1960s through the 1990s, candidly assessing the resultant gains and losses. What’s needed now, After Theory argues, is a return to the big questions and grand narratives. Today’s global politics demand we pay attention to a range of topics that have gone ignored by the academy and public alike, from fundamentalism to objectivity, religion to ethics. Fresh, provocative, and consistently engaging, Eagleton’s latest salvo will challenge everyone looking to better grasp the state of the world.
Publisher Basic Books, 2003
ISBN 0465017738, 9780465017737
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Filed under journal | Tags: · code, computing, cultural theory, digital humanities, glitch, philosophy, philosophy of technology, software, technology, theory
“The field of the digital humanities embraces various scholarly activities in the humanities that involve writing about digital media and technology as well as being engaged in digital media production. Perhaps most notably, in what some are describing as a ‘computational turn’, it has seen techniques and methods drawn from computer science being used to produce new ways of understanding and approaching humanities texts. But just as interesting as what computer science has to offer the humanities is the question of what the humanities have to offer computer science. Do the humanities really need to draw so heavily on computer science to develop their sense of what the digital humanities might be? These are just some of the issues that are explored in this special issue of Culture Machine.”
Edited by Federica Frabetti
Publisher Open Humanities Press, 2011