By Stephen Sale,Laura Salisbury
Friedrich Kittler was once one of many world’s such a lot influential, provocative and misunderstood media theorists. His paintings spans analyses of ancient ‘discourse networks’ encouraged by way of French poststructuralism, influential theorizations of latest media, via to musings on tune and arithmetic. continually debatable and relentlessly unpredictable, Kittler’s paintings is an important reference element for modern media idea, literary feedback and cultural studies.
This is the one booklet of essays presently on hand in English on an immense philosopher whose effect throughout disciplines is growing to be. the amount situates Kittler’s principles, explaining and critiquing his occasionally tricky writing, and utilizing his theories to adopt leading edge readings of outdated and new media. additionally it is formerly untranslated paintings by way of Kittler himself. individuals contain Caroline Bassett, Steven Connor, Alexander R. Galloway, Mark B. Hansen, John Durham Peters and Geoffrey Winthrop-Young.
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