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Life and Technology: An Inquiry Into and Beyond Simondon

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Book Series: After Simondon ISBN: 9783957960702 9783957960719 Year: Pages: 73 DOI: 10.14619/015 Language: English
Publisher: meson press
Subject: Philosophy
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The philosophy of Gilbert Simondon has reinvigorated contemporary thinking about biological and technological beings. In this book, Jean-Hugues Barthélémy takes up Simondon’s thought and shows how life and technology are connected by a transversal theme: individuation. In the first essay, Barthélémy delivers a contemporary interpretation of Simondon’s concept of ontogenesis against the backdrop of biology and cybernetics. In the second essay, he extends his reflections to propose a non-anthropological understanding of technology, and so sets up a confrontation with the work of Martin Heidegger.

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Life --- Technology --- Simondon --- Individuation

Medium, Format, Configuration: The Displacements of Film

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Book Series: Configurations of Film ISBN: 9783957960047 Year: Pages: 54 DOI: 10.14619/0047 Language: English
Publisher: meson press
Subject: Media and communication
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In contrast with media constructed as vast, ontologically homogeneous, non-localized systems, formats show material networks of interoperability and exclusions, inscribed in local specificities, and involving precise conditions for the circulation of images and sounds. Formats, institutionalized as standards, frame the “technical networks” defined by Gilbert Simondon, that unfold technical objects into economically and politically structured webs that cover the world. Media are always formatted and, as such, do not flow: they are displaced.

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technology --- Simondon --- format --- media --- network --- digital cinema

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