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The Gesture of Speaking

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Moving between the speaking of a word and silence, Flusser identifies speech here as reaching out toward others, an effort to expand the sphere of human freedom.


The Gesture of Destroying

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Here Flusser raises the question of evil, defining it as disinterested destruction, an act without intention. Carefully distinguishing it from acts of frustration and rebellion, he declares it ... More


The Gesture of Filming

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Flusser’s analysis of film centers on the possibility of manipulating the perception of time. He notes a growing tendency to prefer a montaged, projected version of events to actual, four-dimensional ... More


The Gesture of Shaving

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Skin is the boundary that separates a person from his environment, and a person shaving himself is simultaneously a subject acting and an object being acted upon. The gesture, or its absence, becomes ... More


The Gesture of Video

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Video is here sharply distinguished from film, notably in its potential for immediate playback, allowing those behind the camera to change places with those before the camera, and opening ... More


The Naming Power of the Word

David Nowell Smith

in Sounding/Silence: Martin Heidegger at the Limits of Poetics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251537
eISBN:
9780823252947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251537.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter approaches Heidegger's thinking on language through the motif of ‘naming’. Naming is not simply an unmediated saying of being, but rather a quasi-performative ‘bringing-into-name’, by ... More


Gestures

Vilém Flusser

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Gestures is a collection of essays that proposes a daring and ambitious new conception of human behavior. Defining gesture as “a movement of the body or of a tool attached to the body for which there ... More


Gesture and Affect: The Practice of a Phenomenology of Gestures

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The introductory chapter defines gesture, noting in particular that it is something deliberate, performed, and therefore one of the ways people give meaning to their “actions and sufferings”.


Beyond Machines: (but Still within the Phenomenology of Gestures)

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In the mesh of human beings and machines Flusser calls, here and elsewhere, the “apparatus,” work, in the sense of changing the world, is no longer possible: we can neither escape the apparatus, nor, ... More


The Gesture of Writing

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Writing, the concrete gesture of forcing vague thoughts to form lines on a page, is under threat: “technical images” – new technologies since photography, require a different gesture. Some people, ... More


The Gesture of Making

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

“Making” here becomes the movement of two hands coming together, approaching a sameness that they can never fully achieve. The two forces are metaphorically associated with “practice” and “theory”.


The Gesture of Loving

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Detaching the gesture from a sexual act with great effort, and mindful of the effect of ubiquitous depiction of sex, especially in advertisements, Flusser expresses concern that we may be losing our ... More


The Gesture of Painting

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Beginning with a step-by-step description of a phenomenological reduction, bracketing out everything we “know” beforehand about the act of painting, Flusser identifies painting, through observation ... More


The Gesture of Photographing

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Analyzing the act of photographing from the standpoint of the photographer, the subject of the photography, and someone observing the scene, Flusser concludes that photographing can be identified ... More


The Gesture of Turning a Mask Around

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The discussion, centering on the example of the administration of the carnival in Rio de Janeiro, treats the act of programming such a theatrical event as post-historical, and potentially a new field ... More


The Gesture of Planting

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In developing the gesture of planting, prehistoric people expressed a radically new relationship between human beings and their environment, and moved from prehistory to history. Flusser identifies ... More


The Gesture of Listening to Music

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The analysis locates the gesture among other gestures of receiving messages, identifying music as a message that is received by the entire body, producing a uniquely powerful effect.


The Gesture of Smoking a Pipe

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This detailed analysis of the reasons for smoking a pipe opens up a lengthy discussion of ritual, a broad category of gesture that applies both to religious ritual and to art.


The Gesture of Telephoning

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Flusser is primarily concerned with the technology’s potential to support dialogue, a creative exchange between people. He sees the difference between a centralized system and a networked system of ... More


The Gesture of Searching

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The essay announces a crisis in the way we conceptualize knowledge, and so in the ways we go about expanding it. The gesture of “research” has long been modeled as a “digging” for causes, for deep ... More


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