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The Power of the In-Between

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Book Series: Stockholm Studies in Culture and Aesthetics ISBN: 9789176350645 9789176350676 9789176350652 9789176350669 Year: Pages: 442 DOI: 10.16993/baq Language: English
Publisher: Stockholm University Press
Subject: Media and communication --- Social Sciences --- Science (General) --- Arts in general
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"The Power of the In-Between: Intermediality as a Tool for Aesthetic Analysis and Critical Reflection gathers fourteen individual case studies where intermedial issues—issues concerning that which takes place in between media—are explored in relation to a range of different cultural objects and contexts, different methodological approaches, and different disciplinary perspectives. The cases investigate the intermediality of such manifold objects and phenomena as contemporary installation art, twentieth-century geography books, renaissance sculpture, media theory, and public architecture of the 1970s. They also bring together scholars from the disciplines of art history, comparative literature, theatre studies, musicology, and the history of ideas. Starting out from an inclusive understanding of intermediality as “relations between media conventionally perceived as different,” each author specifies and investigates “intermediality” in their own particular case; that is, each examines how it is inflected by particular objects, methods, and research questions. “Intermediality” thus serves both as a concept employed to cover an inclusive range of cultural objects, cultural contexts, methodological approaches, and so on, and as a concept to be modelled out by the particular cases it is brought to bear on. Rather than merely applying a predefined concept, the objectives are experimental. The authors explore the concept of intermediality as a malleable tool of research. This volume further makes a point of transgressing the divide between media history and semiotically and/or aesthetically oriented intermedial studies. The former concerns the specificity of media technologies and media interrelations in socially, politically, and epistemologically defined space and time, and the latter targets formal considerations of media objects and its various meaning-making elements. These two conventionally separated fields of research are integrated in order to produce a richer understanding of the analytical and historical, as well as the aesthetic and technological, conditions and possibilities of intermedial phenomena. "

Tony Conrad. Video - und darüber hinaus

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ISBN: 9783034320375 Year: Pages: 446 DOI: 10.3726/978-3-0351-0887-3 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 163545
Subject: Arts in general
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Tony Conrad (b. 1940) has been a well-known American artist for more than 50 years. Celebrated as a musician, filmmaker, video and performance artist, he achieved his breakthrough in 1966 with the experimental film The Flicker. In addition to his film work (including the so called Yellow Movies), his violin performances have also achieved broad recognition. This monograph focuses on about 70 video works produced by the artist since 1977, which previously have not been systematically studied. Beginning from Conrad’s earlier rather materialistic approach, in A videographic view of the artist’s vita the text follows the artists shift from experimental film to a more image-driven videographic approach. The chapter Last call for video comments on Tony Conrad influential interaction with the Buffalo-based group of appropriation artists. Then Video as critique of television interrogates the interplay between (video) art and society as a reflection of the telematic culture of the 1980s. The last chapter, Video in tension with music, returns to the beginning of the artist’s career and comments on Tony Conrad’s identity as a musician.

The Digital Nexus: Identity, Agency, and Political Engagement

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Book Series: Cultural Dialectics ISSN: 19158378 ISBN: 9781771991292 9781771991308 9781771991315 9781771991322 Year: Pages: 352 DOI: 10.15215/aupress/9781771991292.01 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Media and communication
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Over half a century ago, in The Gutenberg Galaxy (1962), Marshall McLuhan noted that the overlap of traditional print and new electronic media like radio and television produced widespread upheaval in personal and public life: Even without collision, such co-existence of technologies and awareness brings trauma and tension to every living person. Our most ordinary and conventional attitudes seem suddenly twisted into gargoyles and grotesques. Familiar institutions and associations seem at times menacing and malignant. These multiple transformations, which are the normal consequence of introducing new media into any society whatever, need special study.The trauma and tension in the daily lives of citizens as described here by McLuhan was only intensified by the arrival of digital media and the Web in the following decades. The rapidly evolving digital realm held a powerful promise for creative and constructive good—a promise so alluring that much of the inquiry into this new environment focused on its potential rather than its profound impact on every sphere of civic, commercial, and private life. The totalizing scope of the combined effects of computerization and the worldwide network are the subject of the essays in The Digital Nexus, a volume that responds to McLuhan’s request for a “special study” of the tsunami-like transformation of the communication landscape.These critical excursions provide analysis of and insight into the way new media technologies change the workings of social engagement for personal expression, social interaction, and political engagement. The contributors investigate the terms and conditions under which our digital society is unfolding and provide compelling arguments for the need to develop an accurate grasp of the architecture of the Web and the challenges that ubiquitous connectivity undoubtedly delivers to both public and private life.

The Medium Is the Monster: Canadian Adaptations of Frankenstein and the Discourse of Technology

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ISBN: 9781771992367 9781771992244 9781771992251 9781771992268 Year: Pages: 248 DOI: 10.15215/aupress/9781771992244.01 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Media and communication
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Technology, a word that emerged historically first to denote the study of any art or technique, has come, in modernity, to describe advanced machines, industrial systems, and media. McCutcheon argues that it is Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein that effectively reinvented the meaning of the word for modern English. It was then Marshall McLuhan’s media theory and its adaptations in Canadian popular culture that popularized, even globalized, a Frankensteinian sense of technology. The Medium Is the Monster shows how we cannot talk about technology—that human-made monstrosity—today without conjuring Frankenstein, thanks in large part to its Canadian adaptations by pop culture icons such as David Cronenberg, William Gibson, Margaret Atwood, and Deadmau5. In the unexpected connections illustrated by The Medium Is the Monster, McCutcheon brings a fresh approach to studying adaptations, popular culture, and technology.

Interferences and Events: On Epistemic Shifts in Physics through Computer Simulations

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ISBN: 9783957961068 Year: Pages: 182 DOI: 10.14619/022 Language: English
Publisher: meson press
Subject: Media and communication
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Computer simulations are omnipresent media in today’s knowledge production. For scientific endeavors such as the detection of gravitational waves and the exploration of subatomic worlds, simulations are essential; however, the epistemic status of computer simulations is rather controversial as they are neither just theory nor just experiment. Therefore, computer simulations have challenged well-established insights and common scientific practices as well as our very understanding of knowledge. This volume contributes to the ongoing discussion on the epistemic position of computer simulations in a variety of physical disciplines, such as quantum optics, quantum mechanics, and computational physics. Originating from an interdisciplinary event, it shows that accounts of contemporary physics can constructively interfere with media theory, philosophy, and the history of science.

High-Tech Trash

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ISBN: 9780520974494 9780520340145 Year: Pages: 253 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.83 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: Information theory
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High-Tech Trash: Glitch, Noise, and Aesthetic Failure maps an archaeology of failure in a culture seemingly ill-equipped to deal with it. To better understand failure, Kane argues, we must abstract from our subjective, personal disappointments and see them as meaningful symbols of a broader human struggle. By connecting twenty-first century digital aesthetics to critical issues in the history of high-tech, the book elucidates what it means to be an error-prone, fallible human in an age of hyper technology; to fail again and again without recourse to anything but repetition.

Ereignis

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Book Series: Kultur- und Medientheorie ISBN: 9783839401699 Year: Pages: 336 DOI: 10.14361/9783839401699 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Media and communication
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Von »Ereignis« und »Ereignissen« ist überall dort die Rede, wo über das Einmalige, Neue, noch nicht Dagewesene gesprochen werden soll, über eine Revolution, einen Epochenbruch, eine Erfindung, eine unvorhergesehene Wendung. Das Wort kann als Synonym der Aporien begriffen werden, denen das Nachdenken über die Zeit heute ausgesetzt ist. Zugleich stellt die Rede vom Ereignis heute eines der mächtigsten Ideologeme der Kultur- und Medienindustrie dar. Spätestens seit dem 11. September 2001 taucht der Begriff »Ereignis« häufig in der politischen Rhetorik auf. Grund genug also, zu fragen, was es mit dem »Ereignis« als Wort, Begriff, Kategorie, Anspruch und Versprechen auf sich hat. Der Band versammelt die Beiträge einer viel beachteten internationalen Konferenz des Graduiertenkollegs »Zeiterfahrung und ästhetische Wahrnehmung« an der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt/Main.

Techné/Technology: Researching Cinema and Media Technologies - their Development, Use, and Impact

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Book Series: The Key Debates: Mutations and Appropriations in European Film Studies ISBN: 9789089645715 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_607770 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 283464
Subject: Performing Arts
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This fourth title in the series The Key Debates sets out where the term techne comes from, how it unleashed a revolution in thought and how the concept in the midst of the current digital revolution, once again, is influencing the study of film. In addition, the authors - among them André Gaudreault, Geoffrey Wintrop-Young, Martin Lefevbre, Dominique Chateau, Nanna Verhoeff, Andreas Fickers and Ian Christie - investigate how technologies have affected the major debates about film, how they affected film theory and some of its key concepts. This is one of the rare books to assess the comprehensive history of the philosophies of technology and their impact on film and media theory in greater detail.

Performing the Digital

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Book Series: Digitale Gesellschaft ISBN: 9783837633559 9783839433553 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_627661 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100580
Subject: Media and communication
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How is performativity shaped by digital media – and how do performance practices themselves reflect and alter techno-social configurations? Performing the Digital inquires into the technological terms and conditions of performance and performance studies, and maps and theorizes the registers of performance at work in digital cultures. The contributions range from the performativity of algorithms and digital devices to the modulation of affect, atmospheres and the body; from performing cities, protest, organization and the economy to the scholarly performances of research.

Medien – Systeme – Netze

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Book Series: X-Texte zu Kultur und Gesellschaft ISBN: 9783839400777 Year: Pages: 128 DOI: 10.14361/9783839400777 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Media and communication
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Alle reden von Netzen und Netzwerken. Was bislang in der Medienwissenschaft fehlt, ist eine empirisch belastbare und theoretisch hinreichend komplexe Theorie der Fäden, Knoten, Netze und Netzwerke. Der Medienepistemologe Stefan Weber stellt sich mit diesem Buch dieser Aufgabe. Ist das Internet ein Medium oder bloß technische Infrastruktur? Ist das World-Wide-Web ein autopoietisches System? Sind Netzwerke Systeme? - Fragen dieser Art beherrschen die netzwissenschaftliche Debatte und zeugen von begrifflichen Konfusionen angesichts der neuen Medien. Webers Text ist der Versuch einer Flurbereinigung. Empirisch führt der Theorievorschlag zu einer strukturierten Beobachtung von Mikro- bis Makro-Trends der Netzmedialisierung: 'Viralisierung', Selbstreferenzialisierung, Mensch/Maschine-Entdifferenzierung, Entdualisierung klassischer Kommunikationsverhältnisse und Redualisierung binärer Sozialstrukturen.

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