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[. . . After the Media]

News from the Slow-Fading Twentieth Century

2013
Author:

Siegfried Zielinski
Distributed for Univocal Publishing

[. . . After the Media]

Thinking media after the media

In an overview of developments spanning the past seventy years, Siegfried Zielinski discusses how the means of technology-based communication assumed a systemic character and how theory, art, and criticism were operative in this process. [ . . . After the Media] advocates for a distinction to be made between online existence and offline being.

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.

[. . . After the Media]

Siegfried Zielinski is professor of media theory at the University of Arts (UdK) Berlin as well as Michel Foucault Professor of Media Archaeology and Techno-Culture at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. He is also director of the Vilém Flusser Archive at the Universität der Künste in Berlin.

Gloria Custance is a translator and editor based in Berlin, Germany.

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