Gramophone, Film, Typewriter by Friedrich A. Kittler
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By Friedrich A. Kittler

Gramophone, Film, Typewriter

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Gramophone, Film, Typewriter by Friedrich A. Kittler

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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. 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 entire question of referentiality had to be recast in light of these new media technologies; in addition, the use of the typewriter changed the perception of writing from that of a unique expression of a literate individual to that of a sequence of naked material signifiers. Part technological history of the emergent new media in the late nineteenth century, part theoretical discussion of the responses to these media-including texts by Rilke, Kafka, and Heidegger, as well as elaborations by Edison, Bell, Turing, and other innovators-Gramophone, Film, Typewriter analyzes this momentous shift using insights from the work of Foucault, Lacan, and McLuhan. 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. 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. 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, 1800/1900 (Stanford, 1990). As such, it bridges the gap between Kittler's discourse analysis of the 1980's and his increasingly computer-oriented work of the 1990's.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780804732338
ISBN-10: 0804732337
Format: Paperback
(5779mm x 3895mm x 585mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Stanford University Press
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Presents an overview of art works from artist Hans Peter Kuhn, covering the years 2000-2005.

Literature, Media, Information Systems by Friedrich A. Kittler Literature, Media, Information Systems, Paperback (December 1997)

This volume is a collection of public writings and insights of the German post-structuralist, Friedrich A. Kittler. It merges the discourse of literature, war and technology into a unified theme. His research results in a vision of the future in which the distinction between mediums is erased.

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Author Biography - Friedrich A. Kittler

Friedrich A. Kittler is a professor at the Institute for Aesthetics and Cultural Studies at Humboldt University, Berlin.

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