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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 361–373.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Geoffrey Winthrop-Young This essay, a sequence of short memories and reflections, describes several encounters with Friedrich Kittler in Freiburg between 1980 and 1985. Despite promising beginnings, I did not get to know him well. To the extent that I had a say in this, it was a conscious...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 375–384.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Friedrich Kittler; Christoph Weinberger The following interview with Friedrich Kittler, conducted by Christoph Weinberger in July 2007, is a passionate and instructive tour de force of pithy sound bites in which Kittler looks back on his work and criticizes alternate approaches to media. © 2012...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 275–286.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Geoffrey Winthrop-Young winthrop@mail.ubc.ca Copyright © 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 The following remarks are designed to accompany Friedrich Kittler's essay “Wagner's Furious Host” (”Wagners Wildes Heer”) that is part of this issue of Cultural Politics . The goal...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 385–397.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Friedrich Kittler This lecture, presented by Friedrich Kittler in 2002 as part of the Mosse Lecture Series at Humboldt University (Berlin), explores in a sequence of short historical vignettes the thesis that power systems such as the old British and the new American empires produce their own...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 413–427.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Friedrich Kittler Friedrich Kittler's lecture, given in 2007 as part of the series of Mosse-Lectures, follows the recursions of Homer's Odyssey from its original transcription, coinciding with the invention of the Greek alphabet, through history. The stages of this include Virgil's Aeneid , Dante...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 399–412.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Geoffrey Winthrop-Young This essay is a companion piece to Friedrich Kittler's lecture “Of States and Their Terrorists.” It provides additional background, especially for Kittler's discussion of the German Red Army Faction (RAF ), and discusses the various sources (from Friedrich Nietzsche to Carl...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 429–442.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Larson Powell This article is a commentary on Friedrich Kittler's “In the Wake of the Odyssey.” Kittler reads Homer as a cultural-technological program for later historical development and finds later authors such as Virgil and Dante inferior to Homer. Kittler's “Wake” rehearses on a smaller scale...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 391–394.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Friedrich Kittler; Geoffrey Winthrop-Young The paper provides a brief outline of the way in which the history of war redraws the boundaries between humans, animals (wild and domesticated), and machines. by permission of the rightsholder, Susanne Holl animals Friedrich Kittler war...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 384–390.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Friedrich Kittler; Geoffrey Winthrop-Young The essay traces the intertwined martial and theatrical histories of searchlights, floodlights, stage lamps, and laterna magica . Inspired in part by Paul Virilio’s emphasis on the close link between war and illumination, the argument centers...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 376–383.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Friedrich Kittler; Geoffrey Winthrop-Young Taking issue with many official accounts, the essay traces the origins of the German autobahn back to the Battle of Verdun (1916). The military necessity to organize rigidly enforced, intersection-free two-way traffic becomes the model for the construction...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Friedrich Kittler; Geoffrey Winthrop-Young This essay traces the advances in time axis manipulation brought about by the media switches from symbolic mediation (alphabet) to analogue recording (phonography and cinematography) and digital processing (computers). Special emphasis...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 287–296.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Friedrich Kittler; Geoffrey Winthrop-Young Rather than decoding Wotan as a “puzzle made up of rebel and god, mythology and bourgeois society” (Adorno 1981 : 133) or, even worse, as a “fake German revolutionary” such as “Marx had satirized” (134), the lord of the world has to be recognized...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 395–406.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Friedrich Kittler; Geoffrey Winthrop-Young The essay presents a reading of three war-related texts: Friedrich Schiller’s Wilhelm Tell , Heinrich von Kleist’s The Battle of Hermann , and Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow . Written against the background of the Revolutionary Wars and the Prussian...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 415–419.
Published: 01 November 2014
... precedents” (110). The world of hypertext, navigable 3-D spaces, and interactive multimedia, which has gradually grown over the decades, provides examples of such truly new “new media” that characterize the possibilities of software. Indeed, in Manovich’s implicit overturning of Friedrich Kittler’s...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 359–360.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Larson Powell; Geoffrey Winthrop-Young © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Friedrich Kittler died on October 18, 2011. It is on the occasion of the first anniversary of his...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 443–464.
Published: 01 November 2012
... for this in-between status, especially with regard to communication: mediation . Friedrich Kittler (2009: 26) makes this connection clear when he states, considering the oft-claimed absence of mediation as a concept in classical Greek philosophy, that “Aristotle…speaks of two elements, namely air and water...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 267–276.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Haraway, and Friedrich Kittler, to name but a few disparate figures. On the other hand, both the field of cultural politics and the academic inspirations behind it share much in common in their aims and effects, chiefly in relation to theorizing oppositional, critical, and reconstructive approaches...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 376–388.
Published: 01 November 2014
... cultural techniques Friedrich Kittler media theory Bernhard Siegert Words strain and crack, the poet laments; they slide, perish, decay with imprecision, will not stay in place. What poets deplore, theorists have come to exploit. Indeed, what has inspired the last five decades of theorizing more...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Geoffrey Winthrop-Young References Armitage John . 2006 . “ From Discourse Networks to Cultural Mathematics: An Interview with Friedrich A. Kittler .” Theory, Culture, and Society 23 ( 7–8 ): 17 – 38 . Bell David . 2007 . The First Total War: Napoleon’s Europe...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 365–378.
Published: 01 November 2005
... of subjectivities. In an interview with Virilio, Friedrich Kittler introduces doubt into such an argument. Kittler declares that he sees less the demise of humans under the impact of technologies than the slow erosion of politics and culture in the current phase of economic globalism ( Armitage 2001 ). The German...