Typewriter

Posted on 2017/10/12 by

“Our writing tools are also working on our thoughts”: On Kittler, Nietzsche, and Richler’s Facit TP1

Wanda Strauven, in “Media Archaeology: Where Film History, Media Art, and New Media (Can) Meet,” stresses media archaeology’s debt to Foucault’s own archaeological work: “One could say that media archaeology starts where Foucault’s analyses end” (68). However, immediately following this remark, she cites Kittler’s incisive critique of Foucauldian archaeological methodology, an insight that proves central Read More

Posted on 2012/11/15 by

Geisha Bride with Remington Typewriter

Since the obsession with the Orient began, western civilization has created many misconceptions about the culture it has worked so hard to imitate. Edward Said describes the Orient as “an integral part of European material civilization and culture” (2), as it not only expresses but also represents a cultural and ideological mode of discourse. Said’s Read More

Posted on 2012/10/21 by

Typewriter-Grrrls: Type-writing, Fashion, and Cyborg Apocalypse

Demonstrating Gender Navigating gender/gendered discourse in the context of typewriter history is problematised by the extreme degree of uncertainty and ambiguity which prevents any neat demarcation of the subject. We might hurtle down several (roughly) parallel paths, considering a history of gendered writing (Kittler 186), of gender-coding machines (Keep 405), of the variance between popular Read More