Thinking Through Television
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Thinking Through Television
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€ 109,00
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9789089647719
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Foreword: On Television and Media Philosophy in the Work of Lorenz Engell Markus Stauff 1. On the Difficulties of Television Theory Part 1 From Transmission to Selectivity 2. Click, Select, Think: The Origin and Function of a Philosophical Apparatus 3. Television with Unknowns: Reflections on Experimental Television 4. The Tactile and the Index: From the Remote Control to the Hand-Held Computer Part 2. Televisual Events 5. Apollo TV: The Copernican Turn of the Gaze 6. Traps and Types: A Small Philosophy of the Television Scandal 7. Boredom and War: Television and the End of the Fun Society Part 3. History - Memory - Seriality 8. Narrative: Historiographic Technique and Cinematographic Spirit 9. Beyond History and Memory: Historiography and the Autobiography of Television 10. On Series 11. The Art of Television: Ludwig Wittgenstein's 'Family Resemblance' and the Media Aesthetics of the Television Series Part 4 - Objects - Agency - Ontography 12. On Objects in Series: Clocks and Mad Men 13. Forensic Seriality: Remarks on CSI 14. Instant Replay: On the Media Philosophy of the Slow-Motion Replay Bibliography Publication Data Index
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Lorenz Engell

Thinking Through Television

Media philosophy can only be found and revealed in media themselves. The essays collected in this volume thus approach television as a medium both of thought and of action in its own right. Through its specific forms and practices, television implements and reflects on aspects of time, such as synchronicity and succession, seriality and event, history and memory. Additionally, television stages new forms of thinking causality and agency, subject-object relations, tactility, choice, and other founding concepts of everyday experience as well as of outstanding philosophical relevance. In the course of media evolution, television organizes the transition from the analogue to the digital. Last not least, by conceiving of itself, television offers a source of finally thinking through television.
Author

Lorenz Engell

Lorenz Engell is Bauhaus Professor for Media Philosophy in Weimar. Since 2008, he is co-director of the research center IKKM at Bauhaus-Universitat Weimar. His areas of research are media philosophy, media anthropology, operative ontologies, and film and television studies. His current research projects focus on the philosophy of the diorama, on media ontographies, and on emergence and immersion.