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By Siegfried Zielinski

The media at the moment are redundant. In an outline of advancements spanning the prior seventy years, Siegfried Zielinski’s [ . . . After the Media] discusses how the technique of technology-based communique assumed a systemic personality and the way conception, paintings, and feedback have been operative during this approach. Media-explicit pondering is contrasted with media-implicit idea.

Points of touch with an arts standpoint comprise a reinterpretation of the artist Nam June Paik and an advent to the paintings of Jake and Dinos Chapman. The essay ends with appeals. In an summary of an exact philology of tangible issues, Zielinski indicates chances of how issues may well continue after the media.

With a vade mecum opposed to psychopathia medialis within the type of a manifesto, the publication advocates for a contrast to be made among on-line lifestyles and offline being.

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See also in this connection Mc Quail and Windahl (1981). 28 serving a great number of receivers. Vilèm Flusser will call this kind of communication “fascist,” because it implies an intense pooling and concentration of power. - 1948 + The concept of “mass communication media” endures for quite some time. It implies an audience that is passive, that is fed information and keeps quiet. Only during the 1960s does it give way to models predicated on active participants in the communication process. The uses and gratifications approach, developed mainly by Elihu Katz, introduces the figure of the user, who will become essential for telematic conditions.

By looking closely at such familiar things they become alien. Like in Lévi-Strauss, but in reverse: 44 things from a foreign culture are experienced as alien, yet via structural analysis they are integrated in our own realm of intellectual experience. The starting point for each of Barthes’ reflections is a fragment of media material that the author had fished out of the continually flowing production line of mass culture — a newspaper article or photo, a cinema film or theater performance, an exhibition.

Brecht on Theatre. The Development of an Aesthetic, ed. and trans. John Willett, Methuen: London, 1964, §16, p. 184. ”22 In 1948 Alan Turing writes his report “Intelligent Machinery” for Great Britain’s National Physical Laboratory. The core of the report is a description of a thinking machine, which is not trivial but capable of learning. An obliging machine that simulates a child’s mind which would then be subjected to a course of education where it would learn experience and knowledge and thus be enabled to reproduce and generate this in ever greater complexity without feeling any tiresome side-effects of hunger or desire.

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