Medium, Messenger, Transmission

This rich study provides a comprehensive introduction to media philosophy while offering a new perspective on the concept and function of transmission media in all systems of exchange. Krämer uses the figure of the messenger as a key metaphor, examining a diverse range of transmission events, includ...

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Main Author: Krämer, Sybille
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Amsterdam Amsterdam University Press 20150320
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Collection: OAPEN - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This rich study provides a comprehensive introduction to media philosophy while offering a new perspective on the concept and function of transmission media in all systems of exchange. Krämer uses the figure of the messenger as a key metaphor, examining a diverse range of transmission events, including the circulation of money, translation of languages, angelic visitations, spread of infectious diseases, and processes of transference and counter-transference that occur during psychoanalysis."'An interesting read, with an incorporated overview of media theory." - Ana Peraica, Leonardo Reviews
ISBN:9789089647412
9789048524990