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..After the Media: News from the Slow-Fading Twentieth Century

By Siegfried Zielinski
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The media are now redundant. In an overview of developments spanning the past seventy years, Siegfried Zielinski s "[ . . . After the Media]" discusses how the means of technology-based communication assumed a systemic character and how theory, art, and criticism were operative in this process. Media-explicit thinking is contrasted with media-implicit thought. Points of contact with an arts perspective include a reinterpretation of the artist Nam June Paik and an introduction to the work of Jake and Dinos Chapman. The essay ends with two appeals. In an outline of a precise philology of exact things, Zielinski suggests possibilities of how things could proceed after the media. With a vade mecum against psychopathia medialis in the form of a manifesto, the book advocates for a distinction to be made between online existence and offline being.
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SKU 9781937561161
Author(s) Zielinski, Siegfried
Subtitle News from the Slow-Fading Twentieth Century
Publisher(s) Univocal Publishing LLC
Format Paperback
Original publication date 1 Aug 2013
Number of pages 275
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