Filed under book | Tags: · aesthetics, media, media studies, media theory, philosophy, technology, theory
“Is it possible to incite a turn towards Media Philosophy, a field that accounts for the autonomy of media, for machine agency and for the new modalities of thought and subjectivity that these enable, rather than dwelling on representations, audiences and extensions of the self?
In the wake of the field-defining work done by Friedrich Kittler, this important collection of essays takes a philosophical approach to the end of the media era in the traditional sense and outlines the implications of a turn that sees media become concepts of the middle, of connection, and of multitude—across diverse disciplines and theoretical perspectives. An expert panel of contributors, working at the cutting edge of media theory, analyze the German thinker’s legacy and the possibilities his thought can unfold for media theory. This book examines the present and future condition of mediation, within the wider context of media studies in a digital age.”
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield International, London, 2015
ISBN 9781783481217, 1783481218
Review: Clare Pettitt (Media History, 2016).Comment (0)
Filed under book | Tags: · media theory, new media, object-oriented ontology, philosophy, speculative realism
“The book presents some of the key texts associated with speculative realism and new materialism. As such it is the first translation of these currents into Czech.”
With texts by Václav Janoščík, Timothy Morton, Steven Shaviro, Graham Harman, Levi Bryant, Nick Srnicek, Sean Cubitt, Jussi Parikka, Lev Manovich, Kateřina Cepáková, Constant Dullaart, Dita Malečková, and Jiří Maha.
Translated by Václav Janoščík and Zdeněk Havlíček
Publisher Kvalitář, Prague, 2015
Creative Commons BY-NC-ND License
Friedrich Kittler: The Truth of the Technological World: Essays on the Genealogy of Presence (2013–) [DE, EN]
Filed under book | Tags: · antiquity, computing, cybernetics, film, information theory, literary theory, literature, media, media technology, media theory, noise, philosophy, psychoanalysis, software, sound recording, technology, telegraphy, theory, typewriter, war, writing
“Few German scholars in the past 50 years have had such a lasting impact on the cultural situation of our time, including its academic institutions, as Friedrich Kittler. It is in large part due to his writings that the radio, the gramophone, and the computer are not just objects of cultural fascination, but also of philosophical reflection.
This volume contains a collection of essays written by Kittler over the course of 40 years which serve as a testament to the enormous breadth, intensity, and the singular creativity of his thought.”
Edited and with an Afterword by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
Publisher Suhrkamp, Berlin, 2013
Translated by Erik Butler
Publisher Stanford University Press, 2014