Category Archives: book

Alison Landsberg – Prosthetic Memory

Alison Landsberg, Prosthetic Memory, Columbia UP, 2004. Are memories – whether they are personal or public – transferable, implantable, or purchasable? Landsberg argues that with the advent of new (mass) technologies like cinema memory can be massively distributed through the

Alison Landsberg – Prosthetic Memory

Alison Landsberg, Prosthetic Memory, Columbia UP, 2004. Are memories – whether they are personal or public – transferable, implantable, or purchasable? Landsberg argues that with the advent of new (mass) technologies like cinema memory can be massively distributed through the

Paul Connerton – How Societies Remember

Paul Connerton, How Societies Remember, Cambridge UP, 1989. Connerton’s main question in this book is “how the memory of groups” is “conveyed and sustained”(1) which can be explained in the dimension of both political power and psychological mechanism. For him,

Paul Connerton – How Societies Remember

Paul Connerton, How Societies Remember, Cambridge UP, 1989. Connerton’s main question in this book is “how the memory of groups” is “conveyed and sustained”(1) which can be explained in the dimension of both political power and psychological mechanism. For him,

Laura U. Marks – The Skin of the Film

Laura U. Marks, The Skin of the Film, Duke UP, 2000. If cinema is an audiovisual medium in nature, why does Laura Marks look for nonaudiovisual sense experience in cinema? Of course, the films and videos she tries to examine

Laura U. Marks – The Skin of the Film

Laura U. Marks, The Skin of the Film, Duke UP, 2000. If cinema is an audiovisual medium in nature, why does Laura Marks look for nonaudiovisual sense experience in cinema? Of course, the films and videos she tries to examine

Jacques Rancière – The Politics of Aesthetics

Jacques Rancière, The Politics of Aesthetics: The Distribution of the Sensible, Continuum, 2004. For Rancière, aesthetics means “a specific regime for identifying and reflecting on the arts: a mode of articulation between ways of doing and making, their corresponding forms

Jacques Rancière – The Politics of Aesthetics

Jacques Rancière, The Politics of Aesthetics: The Distribution of the Sensible, Continuum, 2004. For Rancière, aesthetics means “a specific regime for identifying and reflecting on the arts: a mode of articulation between ways of doing and making, their corresponding forms

Paul Feyerabend – Against Method

Paul Feyerabend. Against Method. 3rd Ed. Verso, 1993. This book is, as the title is saying plainly, challenging the idea that in science there is and has been a proper methodology for scientific research distinctive from non-science and pseudo-science. If

Paul Feyerabend – Against Method

Paul Feyerabend. Against Method. 3rd Ed. Verso, 1993. This book is, as the title is saying plainly, challenging the idea that in science there is and has been a proper methodology for scientific research distinctive from non-science and pseudo-science. If

Norbert Wiener – Cybernetics

Norbert Wiener. Cybernetics: or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine. 2nd Ed. The MIT Press, 1965. Cybernetics was the field of control and communication theory which laid groundwork for the computer culture now we live in. It

Norbert Wiener – Cybernetics

Norbert Wiener. Cybernetics: or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine. 2nd Ed. The MIT Press, 1965. Cybernetics was the field of control and communication theory which laid groundwork for the computer culture now we live in. It

Chris Hables Gray – Cyborg Citizen

Chris Hables Gray. Cyborg Citizen: Politics in the Posthuman Age. Routledge, 2002. Curiously, all the theories of posthumanism have been disappeared, and discourses of the postmodern have receded like a popular fad. As if there is not any longer a

Chris Hables Gray – Cyborg Citizen

Chris Hables Gray. Cyborg Citizen: Politics in the Posthuman Age. Routledge, 2002. Curiously, all the theories of posthumanism have been disappeared, and discourses of the postmodern have receded like a popular fad. As if there is not any longer a