Cultural techniques : grids, filters, doors, and other articulations of the real /
Bernhard Siegert ; translated by Geoffrey Winthrop-Young.
First edition.
New York : Fordham University Press, c2015.
xiv, 265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
0823263754 (hardback), 0823263762 (paper), 9780823263752 (hardback), 9780823263769 (paper)
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New York : Fordham University Press, c2015.
0823263754 (hardback)
0823263762 (paper)
9780823263752 (hardback)
9780823263769 (paper)
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Introduction: Cultural techniques, or, The end of the intellectual postwar in German media theory -- 1. Cacography or Communication? Cultural techniques of sign-signal distinction -- 2. Eating Animals-Eating God-Eating Man: Variations on the Last Supper, or, The cultural techniques of communion -- 3. ParlĂȘtres: The cultural techniques of anthropological difference -- 4. Medusas of the western Pacific: The cultural techniques of seafaring -- 5. Pasajeros a Indias: Registers and biographical writing as cultural techniques of subject constitution (Spain, sixteenth century) -- 6. (Not) in Place: The grid, or, Cultural techniques of ruling spaces -- 7. White spots and hearts of darkness: Drafting, projecting and designing as cultural techniques -- 8. Waterlines: Striated and smooth spaces as techniques of ship design -- 9. Figures of self-reference: A media genealogy of the trompe-l'oeil in seventeenth-century Dutch still life -- 10. Door Logic, or, The materiality of the symbolic: From cultural techniques to cybernetic machines.
"This volume designates a shift within posthumanistic media studies, that dissolves the concept of media into a network of operations, that reproduce, process and reflect the distinctions that are fundamental for a given culture, e.g. the anthropological difference, the distinctions between natural object and cultural sign, noise and information, eye and gaze"--
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-260) and index.

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