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Cultural Politics (1 November 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. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 Friedrich Kittler Freiburg Germany Thomas Pynchon From 1980 to 1985 I studied at the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 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 (1 November 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 (1 November 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 (1 November 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 (1 November 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 (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 391–394.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Friedrich Kittler 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 Right before our eyes, which already are...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 376–383.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Friedrich Kittler 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 of the autobahn. Kittler...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 384–390.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Friedrich Kittler 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 on the ability of the searchlight to...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... —Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow This special section of Cultural Politics contains four hitherto untranslated essays by Friedrich Kittler: “ Auto Bahnen ,” “A Short History of the Searchlight,” “Animals of War,” and “ De Nostalgia .” They are of differing lengths, written at different times for...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 395–406.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Friedrich Kittler 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 Wars of Liberation...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Friedrich Kittler 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 is on the mathematical dimension of the final...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 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 than...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 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 death...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 415–419.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Friedrich Kittler’s “there is no software” ( Kittler 1995 ), everything becomes filtered through software. In Manovich’s bold reversal, “there is only software”—a phrase that is surely going to irritate a range of hardware-oriented theorists: “For users who only interact with media content through...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 443–464.
Published: 01 November 2012
... knowledge. There is, of course, another name in wide use today 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 267–276.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., Jacques Derrida, Antonio Gramsci, Donna 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 383–388.
Published: 01 November 2010
... anticipations in On Pain of the Frankfurt School, Paul Virilio, Marshall McLuhan, and Friedrich Kittler on the growing “objectification of the individual” (30), the rise of civilized boredom as the “dissolution of pain in time” (13), the change of all-inclusive liberal education to an elitist edifice that...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 365–378.
Published: 01 November 2005
... electronic technologies rather than on the transformation 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 279–292.
Published: 01 November 2016
... context of theories of technical media culture. Such debates have partly stemmed from so-called German media theory (a loose conglomeration that includes Friedrich Kittler, as well as Wolfgang Ernst, Bernhard Siegert, Claus Pias, Cornelia Vismann, Markus Krajewski, and others) and partly from other...