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Author Poster, Mark
Title Into the Universe of Technical Images
Imprint Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2011
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Descript 1 online resource (225 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Electronic Mediations
Electronic Mediations
Note Intro -- CONTENTS -- An Introduction to Vilém Flusser's Into the Universe of Technical Images and Does Writing Have a Future? Mark Poster -- Into the Universe of Technical Images -- Warning -- To Abstract -- To Imagine -- To Make Concrete -- To Touch -- To Envision -- To Signify -- To Interact -- To Scatter -- To Instruct -- To Discuss -- To Play -- To Create -- To Prepare -- To Decide -- To Govern -- To Shrink -- To Suffer -- To Celebrate -- Chamber Music -- Summary -- Translator's Afterword and Acknowledgments -- Translator's Notes -- Index
Poised between hope and despair for a humanity facing an urgent communication crisis, this work by VilTm Flusser forecasts either the first truly human, infinitely creative society in history or a society of unbearable, oppressive sameness, locked in a pattern it cannot change. First published in German in 1985 and now available in English for the first time, Into the Universe of Technical Images outlines the history of communication technology as a process of increasing abstraction. Flusser charts how communication evolved from direct interaction with the world to mediation through various technologies. The invention of writing marked one significant shift; the invention of photography marked another, heralding the current age of the technical image. The automation of the processing of technical images carries both promise and threat: the promise of freeing humans to play and invent and the threat for networks of automation to proceed independently of humans
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Poster, Mark Into the Universe of Technical Images Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press,c2011 9780816670208
Subject Credit ratings -- Colombia.;Debts, Public -- Colombia.;Colombia -- Economic conditions
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Alt Author Ann Roth, Nancy
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