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Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Real

Bernhard Siegert

Abstract

In a crucial shift within posthumanistic media studies, Bernhard Siegert dissolves the concept of media into a network of operations that reproduce, displace, process, and reflect the distinctions fundamental for a given culture. Siegert seeks to re-locate media and culture on a level where the distinctions between object and performance, matter and form, human and non-human, sign and channel, the symbolic and the real, are still in the process of becoming. The result is to turn ontology into a domain of all that is meant in German by the word Kultur. Cultural techniques comprise not only self ... More

Keywords: Cultural Techniques, Media, Symbolic Practices, Writing, Anthropotechnics, Chains of Operations, Power Relations, Subjectivation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780823263752
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823263752.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bernhard Siegert, author
Bauhaus University Weimar