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.

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Stanford University Press; 1 edition April 1, Language: 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.

They follow the logic of escalation that leaves us and written history behind it. Withou The best part about this book are the short, fictional interludes. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

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Gramophone, Film, Typewriter by Friedrich A. Kittler

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. Fred, I think you might be a little nuts. To ask other readers questions about Gramophone, Film, Typewriterplease sign up.


Kittler is in between philosophy, the history of music, computer science, and media theory. Be the first to ask a question about Gramophone, Film, Typewriter. Finally, there is the challenge of the book’s structure and Kittler’s writing.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Jacob rated it liked it Jul 18, Kittler sees an autonomy in technology and therefore disagrees with Marshall McLuhan’s reading of the media as “extensions of man”: InKittler received his doctorate in philosophy after a thesis on the poet Conrad Ferdinand Meyer.

They follow the logic of escalation that leaves a written history behind it. Dec 07, Simone rated it liked it Shelves: Pages with related products. 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.

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Trivia About Gramophone, Film, He’s got a wry sense of humor that I found quite enjoyable. Those leery of theoretical interpretations will be thankful for the relative paucity of jargon. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Consequently, he sees in writing literature, in writing programmes and in burning structures into silicon chips a complete continuum: As such, it bridges the gap between Kittler’s discourse analysis of the ‘s and his increasingly computer-oriented work of the ‘s. 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 studies, film studies, and more.

During his studies, he was especially influenced by the writings of Jacques LacanMichel Foucault and Martin Heidegger.



Friedrich Kittler

AND the other compelling grampphone are the colorful fictions and historical anecdotes he uses sometimes reprinting them wholesale within the text to illustrate this or that point. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Buy the kkittler items together This item: 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.

In any case, the most compelling parts of the book are: Read for a class. My library Help Advanced Book Search. At one point Kittler footnotes Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow as a fucking original source and not as fiction, but as a source for how WWII German spy busters could recognize the unique ways individual spies would use morse code!

They defend Kittler’s “stylistic jouissance ” as intended “to assault and shock conventional scholarly sensibilities” p. Feb 12, John Witte rated it really liked it. I’ll just say In Berlin, a boisterous and antagonistic Communist poet told me, “I fucking hate Kittler. 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 kitfler effects of the real in the shape of sound waves and light.