Gramophone, Film, Typewriter. FRIEDRICH KITTLER translated by DOROTHEA VON MUCKE with the assistance of. SIMILON. Optical fiber networks. But does Kittler claim that writing is more symbolic than photographs, gramophones, computers? “the body, which did not cease not to write itself, left strangely. Gramophone, Film, Typewriter has ratings and 19 reviews. Maria said: Ενα βιβλιο για την εξέλιξη των μέσων ; ναι περίπου, αλλα οχι ακριβως. Ενα βιβλ.
Otherwise, this book is as tedious as it is enthralling. Those leery of theoretical interpretations will be thankful for the relative paucity of kitrler. I dislike it so much that I’m not even going to try and analyze why. No trivia or quizzes yet. Why he is not more of a phenomenon in the academic world is beyond me. They follow the logic of escalation that leaves a written history behind it. Victoria rated it really liked it Jan 27, Review “Recommended for graduate collections in media studies, especially those including European scholarship.
There is no index. Lindsay rated it it was ok Jan 15, 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. Kittler contributes usefully to the issue of the timing of invention, but then claims that home recording on Edison’s cylinders nearly wiped out literary letters as a format p.
Gladwell and McKenna are better writers and theorists. Dying in a hospital in Berlin and sustained only by medical instruments, his final words were “Alle Apparate ausschalten”, which translates as “switch off all apparatuses”.
Gramophone, Film, Typewriter by Friedrich A. Kittler
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Fusing discourse analysis, structuralist psychoanalysis, and media theory, the author adds a vital historical dimension to the current debates over the relationship between kittlfr literacy and poststructuralism, and kirtler extent to which we are constituted by our technologies.
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.
This is one of my favorite books. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. 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 Gra,ophone, Kafka, and Heidegger, as well as elaborations by Edison, Bell, Turing, and other innovators– Gramophone, Film, Typewriter analyzes this kiittler shift using insights from the work of Foucault, Lacan, and McLuhan.
ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Friedrich Adolf Kittler was born in in Rochlitz in Saxony. Return to Book Page.
Film is soooooo Showing of 3 reviews. And some good analysis, which is what i do like.
He justifies his derision of “so-called Man” p. Account Options Sign in.
How we got to where we are now. Stanford University Press; 1 edition April 1, Language: Kittler is influential in the new approach to media theory that grew popular starting in the s Kittler’s central project is kigtler “prove to the human sciences [ View all 4 comments. And Geoffrey Winthrop-Young and Michael Wutz acknowledge a number of causes for negative reactions to Kittler’s method and agenda.
As such, it bridges the gap between Kittler’s discourse analysis of the ‘s and his increasingly computer-oriented work of the ‘s. I’ll just say In Berlin, a boisterous and antagonistic Communist poet told me, “I fucking hate Kittler. Pages with related products. The book ties the establishment of new discursive practices to the introduction of new media kittlerr, and it shows how both determine grampphone ways in which psychoanalysis conceives of the psychic apparatus in terms of information machines.
Don’t the 1’s and 0’s disappear when we pull the plug? Gramaphone, Film, and Typewriter is a stunning achievement. This is a brilliant book. References to this book Postmodern Sublime: Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Get to Know Us.
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. To read this book is to take a wild ride through philosophy, music, the visual arts, popular culture, engineering, psychoanalysis, the history of science, literature, communication gramophohe, film studies, and more. Kittler assaults you with theory, technologies as weapons, and cheesy music.
In this approach Kittler builds on Marshall McLuhan’s emphasis on “mediality,” Michel Foucault’s descriptions of the relationships between printed texts and the control of the body, and his own work on the kittleer of readers and families in the age of Goethe. The Truth of the Technological World: Mike Hayden rated it it was amazing Nov 23, My professor really loved this book, and I thought it as an interesting take one the reconsideration of communication gramophnoe from another lens.