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Poised between hope and despair for a humanity facing an urgent communication crisis, this work by Vilém Flusser forecasts either the first truly human, infinitely creative society in history or a society of unbearable, oppressive sameness, locked in a pattern it cannot change. First published in German in 1985 and now available in English for the first time, Into the UnivPoised between hope and despair for a humanity facing an urgent communication crisis, this work by Vilém Flusser forecasts either the first truly human, infinitely creative society in history or a society of unbearable, oppressive sameness, locked in a pattern it cannot change. First published in German in 1985 and now available in English for the first time, Into the Universe of Technical Images outlines the history of communication technology as a process of increasing abstraction.Flusser charts how communication evolved from direct interaction with the world to mediation through various technologies. The invention of writing marked one significant shift; the invention of photography marked another, heralding the current age of the technical image. The automation of the processing of technical images carries both promise and threat: the promise of freeing humans to play and invent and the threat for networks of automation to proceed independently of humans....

Title : Into the Universe of Technical Images
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ISBN : 9780816670215
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 224 Pages
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  • Carolina Ferreira
    2018-11-03 03:06

    Reading Flusser feels so contemporary. It's like he knew, back in 1985, that Facebook and Instagram would have to be invented. It was just a matter of time. Flusser describes the society of 2014 better than we are able to do. And he died in 1991. Amazing!