Gramophone, Film, Typewriter is, among other things, a continuation as well as a detailed elaboration of the second part of the author’s Discourse Networks. Gramophone, Film, Typewriter. FRIEDRICH KITTLER translated by DOROTHEA VON MUCKE with the assistance of. SIMILON. Optical fiber networks. Gramophone, Film, Typewriter. Detailed accounts of the ruptures brought about by the differentiation of media and communication technologies. Post-Gutenberg .
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Gramophone, Film, Typewriter
Previously, writing had operated by way of symbolic mediation—all data had to pass through the needle’s eye of the written signifier—but phonography, photography, and cinematography stor Toward the end of the nineteenth century, the hegemony of the printed word was shattered by the arrival of new media technologies that offered novel ways of communicating and storing data.
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This chapter runs into magnetic recording, which Kittler credits to Germany’s wartime development of the magnetophone, and radio, whose development he attributes to the two world wars. Something related to our digital kiftler.
Fusing discourse analysis, structuralist psychoanalysis, and media theory, the author adds a vital historical dimension to the current debates over the relationship between electronic literacy and poststructuralism, and the extent to which we are constituted by our technologies.
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If you want to read something about media theory that is not stupid cough, cough, neil postman, cough check this out. As such, it bridges the gap between Kittler’s discourse analysis of the ‘s and his increasingly computer-oriented work of the ‘s.
Books by Friedrich A. Andrea Resmini rated it really liked it Mar 13, Incisive analysis and critical history tying the differentiation of media in the 20th century to the development of wartime technologies and their convergence in the 21st century driven by the birth of cybernetics.
As such, it bridges the gap between Kittler’s discourse kittlee of the ‘s and his increasingly computer-oriented work of the ‘s.
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Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. This book belongs on any reading list in media typewirter, and should be essential for anyone interested in the intersections of comparative literature, literary theory, and media studies. But we still make determinations. Gramophonne the end of the nineteenth century, the hegemony of the printed word was shattered by the arrival of new media technologies that offered novel frierdich of communicating and storing data.
Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. And ytpewriter good analysis, which is what i do like. First, Kittler is not a historian of technology or anything gramophonw. It’s also illuminating to consider modern collections of knowledge as media themselves, particularly in the internet age where the things that make “the media” equivalent to “the message” have as much to do with systems of logic as with the materiality of storage devices, which now and probably for a long time into the future are 1’s and 0’s.
The book ties the establishment of new discursive practices to the introduction of new media technologies, and it shows how both determine the ways in which psychoanalysis conceives of the psychic apparatus in terms of information machines. Megumi rated it liked it Nov 20, In contrast to this cosmopolitan scholarship, Kittler retains a Germanic admiration for engineers, from Edison to Turing, and indulges in a “virtual fetishism” p.
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He defines “culture” through writings on the effects of the storage of sound, sight, and thought. The book ties the establishment of new discursive practices to the introduction of new media technologies, and it shows how both determine the ways in which psychoanalysis conceives of the psychic apparatus in terms of information machines.
Despite the title, Kittler refers to descendants of Edison’s invention as phonographs, neglecting the relation of Edison’s term to its prior use for shorthand techniques. Previously, writing had operated by way of symbolic mediation—all data had to pass through the needle’s eye of the written signifier—but phonography, photography, and cinematography stored physical effects of the real in the shape of sound waves and light.
The excellent translation by Geoffrey-Winthrop Young and Michael Wutz is highly readable no awkward Germanisms and is preceded by a thorough and incisive introduction.
He is “the enfant terrible of the German humanities” p. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Athena D rated it it was amazing Jun 01, Gladwell and McKenna are better writers and theorists.