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The Phenomenology of Medial Sincerity

Boris Groys

in Under Suspicion: A Phenomenology of Media

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146180
eISBN:
9780231518499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146180.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter deals with the phenomenology of medial sincerity. It begins with the assertion that the truth of the submedial, the interior, the hidden can manifest itself only in the phenomenon of ... More


Under Suspicion: A Phenomenology of Media

Boris Groys

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146180
eISBN:
9780231518499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146180.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The public generally regards the media with suspicion and distrust. Therefore, the media's primary concern is to regain that trust through the production of sincerity. Advancing the field of media ... More


The Case of Exception and the Truth of the Medial

Boris Groys

in Under Suspicion: A Phenomenology of Media

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146180
eISBN:
9780231518499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146180.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the case of exception and the truth of the medial. It begins with a discussion of different truth values that the signs on the surface of the media have: the truth of ... More


The Medium Becomes the Message

Boris Groys

in Under Suspicion: A Phenomenology of Media

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146180
eISBN:
9780231518499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146180.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines how the medium becomes the message. It begins by revisiting Marshall McLuhan's statement that the medium “is” the message and its implications for media theory. According to ... More


The Time of Signs

Boris Groys

in Under Suspicion: A Phenomenology of Media

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146180
eISBN:
9780231518499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146180.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the time of the sign: the sign is granted its time and its duration with regard to its own position in the temporal economy of suspicion. Not only do we have at our disposal a ... More


Suspicion Is the Medium

Boris Groys

in Under Suspicion: A Phenomenology of Media

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146180
eISBN:
9780231518499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146180.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter deals with the economy of suspicion in relation to the medium of all media. It argues that suspicion is generally considered a threat to all traditional values and gives rise to the ... More


Georges Bataille: The Potlatch with the Sun

Boris Groys

in Under Suspicion: A Phenomenology of Media

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146180
eISBN:
9780231518499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146180.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines Georges Bataille's argument that humans can reciprocate the original gift of solar energy if they enter into a potlatch with the sun from which they can emerge only as losers. ... More


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