blog banner


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.

Author: Fenrizragore JoJogul
Country: Timor Leste
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Career
Published (Last): 28 January 2009
Pages: 26
PDF File Size: 12.47 Mb
ePub File Size: 7.44 Mb
ISBN: 970-9-61931-404-8
Downloads: 20838
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Gurg

Thanks for telling us gramophonr the problem. Among Kittler’s theses was his tendency to argue, with a mixture of polemicism, apocalypticism, erudition, and humor, that technological conditions were closely bound up with epistemology and ontology itself.

Gramophone, Film, Typewriter by Friedrich A. Kittler

Jennifer rated it really liked it Nov 13, We can certainly see instances of this in things like Spam poetry, whose purpose is wildly abstracted from our lives and essentially makes up one gramkphone in an ongoing probably endless war between purely computational entities.

Customers who bought this item also bought. Gramophone, Film, Typewriter review Alexander B.

The sound grampphone, filmstrip, and keyboard, as Kittler’s technologies may be more generally defined, changed the language of perception. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Provides an entertaining, excellently researched insight into how technologies enter the mainstream and the effect they have once there.


Friedrich Kittler

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. View all 4 comments. They follow the logic of escalation that leaves us and written history behind it. Between and he worked as academic assistant at the university’s Deutsches Seminar.

Friedrich Kittler – Wikipedia

And Kittler is a good klttler of mine — I sponsored a chair at the Humboldt University for two years. Kittler’s central project is to “prove to the human sciences [ Jan 23, Thara rated it liked it.

Gladwell and McKenna are better writers and theorists.

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! It is the perfect companion to this book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The Extensions of Man. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. All of these issues are apparent in the ninety-three-page gramophone chapter.

The entire question of referentiality had to be recast in light of these new media technologies; in addition, the use of the typewriter changed the perception of writing from that of a unique expression of a literate individual to that of a sequence of naked material signifiers.

Kittler proposes a radical critique of discourse from the 19th to the 20th centuries in relation to technology. Stanford University Press; 1 edition April 1, Language: The best part about this book are the short, fictional interludes. Want to Read saving…. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. 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.


The present volume is Kittler’s most accessible work so far, since it is written for expert and general reader alike. Despite the title, Kittler refers to descendants of Edison’s invention as phonographs, neglecting the relation of Edison’s term to its prior use for shorthand techniques.

Sep 11, Bennett rated it really liked it. Those leery of theoretical interpretations will be thankful for the relative paucity of jargon. Without war, we wouldn’t have leisure.

He justifies his derision of “so-called Man” p. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Gramophone was pretty over my head, but I liked Film and Typewriter a lot. Kittler in Geschichte der Kommunikationsmedien. On the other hand, the translators take twenty-seven pages to explain Kittler’s background gramophome goals to those unfamiliar with the posts debates over power, language, and free will.