Writings (Electronic Mediations) by Vilem Flusser
By Vilem Flusser
Ten years after his demise, the popularity of Vil?m Flusser as one in all Europe's most unusual sleek philosophers maintains to develop. more and more influential in Europe and Latin the USA, the Prague-born intellectual's idea has previously remained mostly unknown within the English-speaking international because of a scarcity of translations. His cutting edge writings theorize-and eventually embrace-the epochal shift that humanity is present process from what he termed "linear pondering" (based on writing) towards a brand new kind of multidimensional, visible considering embodied via electronic tradition. For Flusser, those new modes and applied sciences of conversation make attainable a society (the "telematic" society) within which discussion among humans turns into the preferrred price. the 1st English-language anthology of Flusser's paintings, this quantity screens the intense diversity and subtlety of his mind. a few of the essays accumulated right here introduce and complex upon his concept of verbal exchange, inspired by means of thinkers as assorted as Martin Buber, Edmund Husserl, and Thomas Kuhn. whereas taking dystopian, posthuman visions of verbal exchange applied sciences under consideration, Flusser celebrates their liberatory and humanizing features. For Flusser, life was once comparable to being thrown into an abyss of absurd adventure or "bottomlessness"; turning into human required growing which means out of this painful occasion by means of consciously connecting with others, partly via such applied sciences. different essays current Flusser's recommendations at the way forward for writing, the progressive nature of images, the connection among exile and creativity, and his unconventional notion of posthistory. Taken jointly, those essays make certain Flusser's significance and prescience inside of modern philosophy. Vil?m Flusser (1920-1991) used to be born in Prague, emigrated to Brazil, the place he taught philosophy and wrote an everyday newspaper column in S?o Paulo, and later moved to France. He wrote numerous books in Portuguese and German; the form of items (1999) and towards a Philosophy of images (2000) were translated into English. Andreas Str?hl is director of the movie division on the Goethe-Institut Inter Nationes in Munich. Erik Eisel, who obtained his PhD in Comparative Literature from UCLA, at present works for a software program know-how corporation in Southern California.
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He and his wife were constantly on the road, and drove their car all across Europe. On November 25, 1991, Flusser gave a lecture in Prague at the invitation of the Goethe Institute. It would be his ﬁrst public lecture in the city that he once called home and that he had ﬂed some ﬁfty-two years earlier. He spoke mostly in German and occasionally in Czech, a language he had not spoken for half a century. He surprised his audience with a breathtaking journey through his own philosophical theses as well as many found in the last few thousand years of philosophy.
Several dissertations and postdoctoral theses have already been or are at present being dedicated to Flusser’s work. The Text Selection in This Volume The following essays and lectures by Vilém Flusser are from the years 1963 to 1991. Although a retrospective of works that spans nearly three decades should perhaps follow a certain chronology, I have decided to group these selections around speciﬁc motifs. I readily admit that the selection and arrangement of texts reﬂect a deﬁnite agenda. Still, in order to preserve the universality and originality of these texts, they have not been divided into chapters or grouped under thematic headings.
But, as in every theory, this ultimate aim tends to disappear over the horizon of attention, as speciﬁc problems appear that were unobserved before, or that now appear under a different viewpoint. These problems tend to absorb attention and obstruct the view of the ultimate aim. Probably, this is a good thing. When a new continent is discovered, its rivers and mountains become more interesting than the passage to India originally searched for. The purpose of this essay is to point to some of these rivers and mountains without losing sight of the passage to India altogether.