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By TreborScholz, Section review-a-rama
Posted on Sun Jun 22nd, 2003 at 01:46:31 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
Instead of reviewing Gramophone, Film, Typewriter I would like to start an exchange about this classic of media theory by Friedrich Kittler.


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While applying a wonderfully personal but somewhat diaristic writing style Kittler looks at technological history in its social context - he links emerging new media to psychoanalysis, media theory, literature, pop music and politics. I really appreciate his writing style as it is less academically convoluted though the compulsory Goethe references are present throughout.

In the three main chapters- Gramophone, Film, and Typewriter he cross-references Kafka, Rilke, Heidegger, Jünger, Edison, Bell, Turing, Foucault, Lacan, Nietzsche and McLuhan.

Like Geert Lovink I was wondering about Kittler's uncritical Ernst Jünger references.

What did you take from the book?

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Gramophone, Film, Typewriter | 4 comments
[new] kittler (Avg. Score: none / Raters: 0) (#1)
by Anonymous Stranger on Sun Jun 22nd, 2003 at 08:39:35 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME

GFT is def. one of the most inovating media theory works ever. be on the lookout for kittler, he`s going deeper every day. and he is only 60 years old yet, so a lot to come... i have the privileg to study under kittler right now and i couldnt wish for any prof in the world!

  • kittler by TreborScholz, 06/23/2003 06:22:42 AM EURODISCORDIA TIME (none / 0)
  • as a teacher by Anonymous Stranger, 06/22/2003 08:45:19 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME (none / 0)
    • as a teacher by Anonymous Stranger, 06/23/2003 02:43:53 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME (none / 0)
Gramophone, Film, Typewriter | 4 comments

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