Into the Universe of Technical Images download free [PDF and Ebook] by Vilem Flusser

Into the Universe of Technical Images download free [PDF and Ebook] by Vilem Flusser year 2011
  • Book name: Into the Universe of Technical Images
  • Author: Vilem Flusser
  • Release date: 2011/10/7
  • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Technology and Engineering
  • ISBN: 9780816670215
  • Rating: 7.8 of 10
  • Votes: 605
  • Review by: Stephanie Waters
  • Review rating: 9.27 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/20
  • Total pages: 224
  • Includes a PDF summary of 21 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Poised between hope and despair for a humanity facing an urgent communication crisis, this work by Vilu00e9m 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.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 15H3M28S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Digital Lifestyle, Media Studies, Communications Engineering / Telecommunications
  • Available formats: WORD, PDF, DOC, RB, CSV, HTMLZ, EPUB, TXT. Compressed in AZW, TAR.BZ2, RAR, ZIP
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 19.26 USD
  • Dimensions: 127x203x17.78mm
  • Weight: 258.55g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Minnesota, United States
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