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.

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Gdamophone a problem loading this menu right now. Return to Book Page. This is one of my favorite books. Write a customer review. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. View all 4 comments. Friedrich Kittler was a literary scholar and a media theorist.

By changing the language and behavior of the people using them, the technologies constructed their users. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. They defend Kittler’s “stylistic jouissance ” as intended “to assault and shock conventional kihtler sensibilities” p. This is not something you want to read all in one gulp.

Kittler in Geschichte der Kommunikationsmedien. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. Published April 1st by Stanford University Press first published Friedrich Adolf Kittler grramophone born in in Rochlitz in Saxony.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The texts that Kittler draws on are generally obscure, at least to this reader. Kittler is in between philosophy, the history of music, computer science, and media theory. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This is a brilliant book.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. AND the other compelling things are the colorful fictions and historical anecdotes he uses sometimes reprinting them wholesale within the text to illustrate this or that point.


Don’t the 1’s and 0’s disappear when we pull the plug? In Berlin, a boisterous and antagonistic Communist poet told me, “I fucking hate Kittler.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Nov 13, Matt Triplett rated it it was amazing. In contrast to this cosmopolitan scholarship, Kittler retains a Germanic admiration for engineers, from Edison to Turing, and indulges in a “virtual fetishism” p. Thanks for telling us about the problem. As such, it bridges the gap between Kittler’s discourse analysis of the ‘s and his increasingly computer-oriented work of the ‘s.

Friedrich Kittler’s thesis is simple enough: Toward the end of the nineteenth century, the hegemony of the printed word was shattered by the arrival of new media technologies that offered novel ways of communicating and storing data.

Friedrich Kittler

Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Apr 10, Kristin rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Fusing discourse analysis, structuralist psychoanalysis, and media grramophone, the author adds a vital historical dimension to the current debates over the relationship between electronic literacy and poststructuralism, and the extent to which we are constituted by our technologies.

The book ties the establishment of new discursive practices to the introduction of new media technologies, and it shows how both determine the ways in which psychoanalysis conceives of the psychic kitfler in terms of information machines. To ask other readers questions about Gramophone, Film, Typewriterplease sign up.

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Gramophone, Film, Typewriter

It’s also illuminating to consider modern collections of knowledge as media themselves, particularly in the internet age where the things that make “the media” equivalent to “the message” have as much to do with systems of logic as with the materiality of storage devices, which now and probably for a long time into the future are 1’s and 0’s.


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. And Kittler is a good friend of mine — I sponsored a chair at the Humboldt University for two years.

However selective the evidence, his analysis of Nietzsche’s intellectual evolution as he switched from manuscript to Malling Hansen typewriter to a female typewriter provides a fascinating [End Page ] example of the interplay of English Choose a language for shopping.

Gramophone, Film, Typewriter by Friedrich A. Kittler

The excellent translation by Geoffrey-Winthrop Young and Michael Wutz is highly readable no awkward Germanisms and is preceded by a thorough and incisive introduction. Contact Contact Us Help. It is the perfect companion to this book.

Read the sourced stories—ignore the rest. Stanford University Press Amazon. Why he is not more of a phenomenon in the academic world is beyond me. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

But we still make determinations. Similar assertions will be found in the other chapters. Provides an entertaining, excellently researched insight into how technologies enter the mainstream and the effect they have once there.