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Into the Universe of Technical Images

Vilém Flusser

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670208
eISBN:
9781452947235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670208.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Poised between hope and despair for a humanity facing an urgent communications crisis, this book forecasts either the first truly human, infinitely creative society in history or a society of ... More


To Abstract

Vilém Flusser

in Into the Universe of Technical Images

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670208
eISBN:
9781452947235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670208.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter deals with the universe of technical images, which for the past few decades has been making use of photographs, films, videos, television screens, and computer terminals to take over the ... More


To Signify

Vilém Flusser

in Into the Universe of Technical Images

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670208
eISBN:
9781452947235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670208.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses an emerging way of life based on the hypothesis that we concentrate our attention more and more on our fingertips, a hypothesis that can be confirmed in the ubiquitous sight of ... More


To Interact

Vilém Flusser

in Into the Universe of Technical Images

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670208
eISBN:
9781452947235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670208.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the interaction between technical images and people. Technical images are not mirrors but projectors that draw up plans on deceptive surfaces, plans that are meant to become ... More


Summary

Vilém Flusser

in Into the Universe of Technical Images

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670208
eISBN:
9781452947235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670208.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter summarizes the main themes explored in this book concerning the automation of the processing of technical images and what a future telematic society would look like. It briefly explains ... More


Warning

Vilém Flusser

in Into the Universe of Technical Images

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670208
eISBN:
9781452947235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670208.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses trends noticeable in contemporary technical images such as photographs or television images. In the process, it raises the prospect of a future society that synthesizes ... More


To Scatter

Vilém Flusser

in Into the Universe of Technical Images

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670208
eISBN:
9781452947235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670208.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explains how technical images disperse society into corners that are distributed according to a structure that radiates outward from the center. A technical image radiates, and at the ... More


To Make Concrete

Vilém Flusser

in Into the Universe of Technical Images

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670208
eISBN:
9781452947235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670208.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter suggests that technical images are on an entirely different level of consciousness compared to prehistoric images, and that among them life proceeds in an entirely different atmosphere. ... More


To Envision

Vilém Flusser

in Into the Universe of Technical Images

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670208
eISBN:
9781452947235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670208.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses apparatuses for visualization that operate according to principles of chance and necessity (the principles that govern probabilities) and also operate automatically. What is at ... More


Chamber Music

Vilém Flusser

in Into the Universe of Technical Images

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670208
eISBN:
9781452947235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670208.003.0020
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter predicts a scenario in which chamber music can serve as a model of social structure for the coming telematic society. The scenario involves a fabulous universe, that of technical images, ... More


Imagery and the Teaching of Singing

Richard Miller

in On the Art of Singing

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195098259
eISBN:
9780190268374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter focuses on the role of imagery in the teaching of singing. Technical imagery is mostly of value if it is associated with already established, repeatable functional freedom. After the ... More


To Discuss

Vilém Flusser

in Into the Universe of Technical Images

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670208
eISBN:
9781452947235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670208.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on telematics, a technology that would enable the current discursive circuitry of technical images to be reconfigured into dialogical circuitry. The word “telematics” is new, an ... More


To Govern

Vilém Flusser

in Into the Universe of Technical Images

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670208
eISBN:
9781452947235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670208.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter describes a telematic universe where technical images will govern the experience, behavior, desire, and perceptions of individuals and society. More specifically, it considers the ... More


To Touch

Vilém Flusser

in Into the Universe of Technical Images

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670208
eISBN:
9781452947235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670208.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses the use of instruments called “keys” to grasp the mass of particles that are neither visible nor graspable nor comprehensible. There are two types of keys: the “productive” ... More


Scripts

Vilém Flusser, Mark Poster, and Nancy Ann Roth

in Does Writing Have a Future?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670222
eISBN:
9781452947228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670222.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on scripts and their impending demise in the face of the informatic revolution, suggesting that they will give way to more functionally coded image instructions. Scriptwriters ... More


To Instruct

Vilém Flusser

in Into the Universe of Technical Images

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670208
eISBN:
9781452947235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670208.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on apparatuses and functionaries that calculate and compute instructions as instructed. Technical images are currently connected so that their senders are at the center of ... More


To Play

Vilém Flusser

in Into the Universe of Technical Images

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670208
eISBN:
9781452947235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670208.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores how information that is unpredictable and improbable can be generated in a dialogic society. The problem of information generation looks as if it suddenly appears from nowhere ... More


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