The Moving Image between Apparatus and Body
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|Title Statement:||Lars Christian Grabbe studierte Philosophie, Soziologie und Neue Deutsche Literaturwissenschaft und...|
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|Physical Description:||228; Color of cover:, Color of cover: Silver, Color of cover:, Color of cover: White, 24 Illustrationen, Darmstadt; 133 x 205|
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One of the big myths and metaphors of the postmodern age is the Cyborg, which includes a large amount of different meanings. The Cyborg often expresses the transformation and extension of the body and exemplifies a postmodern range of technical determinism and human comprehension. In this perspective the Cyborg is no longer a concept of science fiction, technical apocalypse or cyberpunk, but more a construct that highlights the relation of modern media technologies within our every day culture; as well as the body and mind of spectators and users of these media systems. -- We are connected with a variety of poly-sensual media systems, and we use its potential for communication, multiplying knowledge, spatial and temporal orientation or aesthetic experience. Therefore we are a kind of Cyborgs, connected to media by complex multimodal interfaces. -- This volume monitors and discusses the relation of postmodern humans and media technologies and therefore refers to Cyborgs, interfaces and apparatuses within the perspective of an autonomous image science.