Friedrich Kittler 1943 - 2011 | in memoriam - obituaries - Nachrufe | offene Ablage: nothing to hide | oAnth-miscellaneous |

(1) [...] Friedrich Adolf Kittler, literary scholar and media theorist, born 12 June 1943; died 18 October 2011[...]



(2) [...] Kittler did not just write histories of media and computing, but argued that we need to understand old media in order to understand contemporary digital culture. Critics have branded this approach "media archaeology" – digging through the ruins of past media cultures in order to grasp the new. But Kittler was also an active tinkerer of machines and code: program, his motto seemed to be, or otherwise you will be programmed by someone from Silicon Valley. [...]




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