By Siegfried Zielinski
The media are actually redundant. In an summary of advancements spanning the previous seventy years, Siegfried Zielinski’s [ . . . After the Media] discusses how the technique of technology-based communique assumed a systemic personality and the way concept, artwork, and feedback have been operative during this method. Media-explicit pondering is contrasted with media-implicit suggestion.
Points of touch with an arts point of view comprise a reinterpretation of the artist Nam June Paik and an advent to the paintings of Jake and Dinos Chapman. The essay ends with appeals. In an overview of an actual philology of tangible issues, Zielinski indicates chances of how issues may possibly continue after the media.
With a vade mecum opposed to psychopathia medialis within the kind of a manifesto, the e-book advocates for a contrast to be made among on-line lifestyles and offline being.
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Bense (1965), pp. 11–13, trans. C. 37. Bense (1968), p. 81, which first appeared in IBM-Nachrichten 180, 1966, pp. 294–296; I am indebted to Margit Rosen for valuable information, trans. C. ” Source: The popular German magazine Hobby. Das Magazin der Technik, no. 22, 1970. Intelligent machines hold out the promise that they will not make the same mistakes as the people who invented them. Artificial designs, exact sketches, defined rules and their precise execution do not only apparently compensate for the imperfections of nature, as Adorno and Horkheimer and Lacan each propagated in their own way.
However, there is another permutational product whose reproduction entails a fair amount of effort. Balestrini’s idea is a mixture of technical utopia and radical democratic market for culture. It propagates the concept of manufacturing processes being sped up and rendered more effective by computers. Under the terms of the highly flexible, trans-classic machine (Bense), it should be possible to control printing presses in such a way that each copy of a book produced has different information content.
184. ”22 In 1948 Alan Turing writes his report “Intelligent Machinery” for Great Britain’s National Physical Laboratory. The core of the report is a description of a thinking machine, which is not trivial but capable of learning. An obliging machine that simulates a child’s mind which would then be subjected to a course of education where it would learn experience and knowledge and thus be enabled to reproduce and generate this in ever greater complexity without feeling any tiresome side-effects of hunger or desire.