Tag: Friedrich Kittler

Channeling the Dead: Paper vs. Machine

‘All the passion of reading consisted of hallucinating a meaning between letters and lines: the visible or audible world of romantic poetry. And all passion of writing was (according to E.T.A. Hoffman) the poet’s wish “to pronounce the inner being” of these hallucinations “in all it’s glowing colors, shadows, and lights” in order to “hit the favorable reader as if…

Group B: (Memory & Innovation)

To begin, I find it fascinating to see how different life was in the 1800’s. But, surprisingly I find some similarities that we still have in today’s world. According to Kittler, in 1868 the typewriter was invented. In, 1877 Thomas Edison presented the prototype of the phonograph. Then shortly after in 1892, the kinetoscope was completed. Then three years later the…