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“Antennas Have Long Since Invaded Our Brains”: Listening to the “Other Music” in Friedrich Kittler

Melle Jan Kromhout

in Thresholds of Listening: Sound, Technics, Space

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264377
eISBN:
9780823266784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264377.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the revolutin in media within music based on Friedrich Kittler's work. It highlights Kittler's musical preferences, from Richard Wagner to Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd. For ... More


Text before Images, or The Logic of Digital Worlds

Seb Franklin

in Control: Digitality as Cultural Logic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029537
eISBN:
9780262331135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029537.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter evaluates the ways in which literary texts can be read as aesthetic formulations of control. The chapter first examines Deleuze’s positioning of Franz Kafka’s The Trial at the emergence ... More


MEDIA CONDITIONS

Kevin Korsyn

in Decentering Music: A Critique of Contemporary Musical Research

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195104547
eISBN:
9780199868988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104547.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter focuses on how our formation as subjects in a media culture affects what can be said about music. It addresses questions about technology: how do various communications media — ... More


“Simply the Form”: Inscription, Phonography, and the Chinese Scene of Writing

Christopher Bush

in Ideographic Modernism: China, Writing, Media

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195393828
eISBN:
9780199866601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393828.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The second chapter turns from writing-as-image to writing-as-inscription, focusing on Victor Segalen’s Stèles (1912), a prose poem collection that formally emulates the Chinese stone monuments from ... More


Introduction: “no better instrument”: The Chinese Written Character as a Medium

Christopher Bush

in Ideographic Modernism: China, Writing, Media

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195393828
eISBN:
9780199866601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393828.003.0000
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This introduction provides the historical background and critical context for the Western imagination of Chinese writing, specifically the connection between this writing and technological media from ... More


The Symbolic and the Real: Phonography from Music to Sound

Christoph Cox

in Sonic Flux: Sound, Art, and Metaphysics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226543031
eISBN:
9780226543208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226543208.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter extends the analysis of the previous chapter, focusing on the ways that phonography challenges humanist and idealist conceptions of sonic production, meaning, and listening. Developing ... More


The Floral Poetics of Schumann’s Blumenstück, op. 19

Holly Watkins

in Musical Vitalities: Ventures in a Biotic Aesthetics of Music

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226594705
eISBN:
9780226594842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226594842.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Chapter 4, “The Floral Poetics of Schumann’s Blumenstück, op. 19,” explores how flowers, as supreme representatives of nonhuman beauty, were woven into nineteenth-century notions of gender, art, and ... More


Introduction

Douglas Kahn

in Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520257801
eISBN:
9780520956834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257801.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The historical scope, topical focuses, theoretical positions, and structure of the book are introduced. Natural radio and its early reception on telephone lines serve as means to discuss the ... More


Introduction: Cultural Techniques, or, the End of the Intellectual Postwar in German Media Theory

Bernhard Siegert

in Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Real

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263752
eISBN:
9780823268962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263752.003.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

The chapter relates the re-emergence of cultural techniques (a concept first employed in the 19th century in an agricultural context) to the changing intellectual constellation of postwar Germany. ... More


American Film Comedy and Cultural Critique: Glitches in the Smooth Running of the Social Machine

Ryan Bishop

in Comedy and Cultural Critique in American Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748643073
eISBN:
9780748689071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643073.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter introduces many of the main themes and ideas for the rest of the book, especially the role of cinema in the emergence of visual technology’s specific ascendancy during the twentieth ... More


In Praise of Obsolescence

Brian M. Reed

in Nobody's Business: Twenty-First Century Avant-Garde Poetics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451577
eISBN:
9780801469589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451577.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This introductory chapter presents two contrasting remarks on the obsolescence of poetry in the twentieth century. Robert von Hallberg asserts that poetry remains a vital art form in the twenty-first ... More


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