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Hpm10mediation

  1. 1. MECM90015 History and Philosophy of Media 201210. Mediation and Media Formations
  2. 2. The matters of true philosophical interest atthis point in history are those in which Hegel,agreeing with tradition, expressed hisdisinterest. They are non-conceptuality,individuality and particularity . . . a matter ofurgency to the concept would be what it failsto cover, what its abstractionist mechanismeliminates, what is not already a case of theconcept.(Adorno, Negative Dialectics, 8)
  3. 3. PROBLEMS OF DISTRIBUTIONAMATEUR includedREFUGEE excludedGOVERNANCE/DESIGN included ‘DEAD LABOUR’ excluded
  4. 4. (needed because of normativity [eg arithmetic enumera- Renewal of The Economic tion {commodity}, actuarial averaging {biopolitics}] and falling rate of profit)premised on including rights to property and to secrecy Politico-Legal renewal of (two expressions of PRIVATION) through Objects (opposite ofrecognition of COMMUNICATION, required for RECOGNITION) (previously of government as deprived of role as subjects of politics: non-human non-living Subjects dead) PROBLEMS OF ORDER
  5. 5. QUESTIONS OF ETHICSif admitting new subjects creates a new polity . . . what kind of subjects do wewish to become?what is the Good which we wish a renewed polity to achieve? Flow subjected to Order (primordial connectivity) produces Privation or Communication eg intellecttual property
  6. 6. ‘One may not cast a picture of utopia in apositive manner . . . And insofar as we are not allowed to cast the picture of utopia, insofar as we do not know what the correct thing would be, we know exactly, to be sure, what the false thing is . . . What is really important, however, is the will that it be different ‘ Theodor Adorno, ‘Something’s Missing’ 10, 12. ‘Hope is not confidence. If it could not be disappointed, it would not be hope . . . hope is critical and can be disappointed’Ernst Bloch, ‘Something’s Missing’ 16-17,The Utopian Function of Art and Literature
  7. 7. The tradition of all dead generations weighs like anightmare on the brains of the living - Karl Marx VIRTUAL ACTUAL Those who do not understand history are condemned to repeat it - George Santayana
  8. 8. INSTRUMENTALITY PRODUCTION TECHNE ge Te s MEMORY Us AUTONOMY gie an chn e TRADITION/FIXED CAPITAL ch lo Ex no iqu ch MEDIA es Te MATTER-ENERGY Economies DISTRIBUTION Attention AUDIENCING PHYSIS Projective VIRTUAL-ACTUAL SPACE-TIME EMERGENCE-ENTROPY VECTOR TECHNE STATE CITIZEN -SUBJECT MEDIATION (Becoming Human) Co te mm iva o POLIS Pr n Subjective Objective DRIVE-INSTINCT DEMAND-OBJECT CUTSean Cubitt 2012 Public PIXEL PHYSIS POLIS MARKET NETWORK CONSUMER-PROSUMER MIGRANT-NATIVE

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