FRIEDRICH KITTLER is one of the pioneers of what might be called .. of Kittler’s book Draculas Vermächtnis (‘Dracula’s Legacy’) frame this shift: ‘There Is. Friedrich Kittler, “Drakulas Vermächtnis,” in Draculas Vermächtnis: Geert Lovink, “Friedrich Kittler’s Dracula’s Vermaechtnis,” Review of Friedrich Kittler. Review of Friedrich Kittler, Dracula’s Vermaechtnis Reclam Verlag Leipzig, Kittler’s story sounds like a myth of creation, complete with original sin and exile.

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Draculas Vermächtnis. Technische Schriften by Friedrich A. Kittler

Decast added it Jun 16, Caro marked it as to-read Feb 24, This chasm can only be closed by a rapprochement of image producers and hardware programmers. Among Kittler’s theses was his tendency to argue, with a mixture vermvhtnis polemicism, apocalypticism, erudition, rraculas humor, that technological conditions were closely bound up with epistemology and ontology itself.

Kittler is influential in the new approach to media theory that grew popular starting in the s Kittler’s central project is to “prove to the human sciences [ If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. Niklas rated it it was ok Dec ddaculas, Psychoanalysis is inconceivable without cybernetics and there is no such thing as post-modernism, only the modern post.


He emphasises the calculation aspect of digital image processing. Open Preview See a Problem? His separation of the imaginary, the real and the symbolic is reflected by the trinity of storage, transmission and computing. Computer hackers will doubtless agree with Kittler.

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The third part of the book draws on classic informatics texts: Kittler sees an autonomy in technology and therefore disagrees with Marshall McLuhan’s reading of the media as “extensions of man”: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

We are moving further and further away from the pure, bare, abstract machine and this profoundly disturbs Kittler. Paperbackpages. Zagorana rated it really liked it Aug 25, The subjects do not perceive it as their problem that they behave too much like human beings and grope their way in the midst of the static towards a handful of meaning.

Refresh and try again. And that, of course, is like taking candy from a baby. A contemporary Foucaultian analysis should therefore search for power in the chip itself and not get stuck on the surface. Kittler feels a profound repulsion for graphic user interfaces and multi-media visualisation for the masses, the so-called handy software that results in a Babylonian program tower.


Kittler sees a return to military logic with this in-built difference between the protected mode and the real mode; part of the technology is released, while the secret nucleus remains in the hands of military researchers. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Kittler offers a number of elements to this dialogue.

Technische Schriften by Friedrich A. Heiko Idensen added it Jun 20, Axel Quack added it Feb 11, The plea for a micro-physics of hardware power runs into steel boundaries here.

Draculas Vermächtnis. Technische Schriften

But the power of images remains a terra incognita for Kittler. Steven Chang marked it as to-read Jul 19, It was Lacan who elevated psychoanalysis to the level of high-tech. He then deals with the text Problemen der Lyrik Problems of Lyric by Gotfried Benn, whose biography was closely tied to the medium of radio. Ippolit rated it it was amazing Jul 14,

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