Hermeneutics, Actor-Network Theory & New Media
arising networks in all areas of society. This book brings together hermeneutics, actor-network theory and new media studies to create a vision for the global network society.
Open – Dissect – Rebuild
Comparative Approaches towards Complexity
New Insights into the Current State of Research
Perspectives for Media Theory, Human-Computer Interaction, and Artistic Investigations
Interactivity is a key for understanding the new relationships formed by humans with social robots as well as interactive environments and wearables underlying this process. Of special importance for understanding interactivity are human-computer and human-robot interaction, as well as media theory and New Media Art. »Paradoxes of Interactivity« brings together reflections on »interactivity« from different theoretical perspectives, the interplay of science and art, and recent technological developments for artistic applications, especially in the realm of sound.
Benjamin, Kracauer, Kluge
Through a detailed analysis of their engagements with subjects that span a broad range of historical and thematic contexts (including topics as diverse as literature, children's play, film, photography, history, and television) the book charts the extent to which the concept of imagination plays a central role in Benjamin, Kracauer, and Kluge's explorations of a mode of perception and experience which could serve as a catalyst for the creation and sustenance of a desire for a different kind of future.