On The Mode Of Existence Of Technical Objects

Author: Gilbert Simondon
Publisher: Univocal Publishing
ISBN: 9781937561031
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This first complete English-language translation of Gilbert Simondon's groundbreaking and influential work finally presents to Anglophone readers one of the pinnacle works of France's most unique thinkers of technics.

Critical Theory And The Thought Of Andrew Feenberg

Author: Darrell P. Arnold
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319578979
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Feenberg, Transforming Technology: A Critical Theory Revisited, 198. Gilbert
Simondon, On the Mode of Existence of Technical Objects, trans. Cecile
Malaspina (Minneapolis, MN: Univocal Publishing, 2010). Feenberg,
Transforming Technology: A Critical Theory Revisited, 187. Actually, Feenberg's
arguments for generalisation take two forms. In some places he argues that
technology is now an integral part of all human systems. Whereas for Marx the
only really fully-blown example ...

Machine Art In The Twentieth Century

Author: Andreas Broeckmann
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262035065
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15. See http://theharrisonstudio.net/?page_id=806 (accessed October 5, 2014).
16. See Timothy Morton, Ecology without Nature: Rethinking Environmental
Aesthetics (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007). 17. Gilbert
Simondon, On the Mode of Existence of Technical Objects, trans. C. Malaspina (
1958; Minneapolis: Univocal, 2016). 18. See Hans Blumenberg, Paradigmen zu
einer Metaphorologie (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1998), 103; and see
chapter 1 above. 19.

Posthumous Life

Author: Jami Weinstein
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231544324
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Hence, the mode of existence, or being, of technology is not to be framed in terms
of a recuperation of ontology or an appeal to an eternal state. Rather, Simondon's
reconceptualization not only of the mode of, but also the condition of, the
technical object crucially reveals that the process of concretization is above all
part of a larger ontogenetic process of being. As such, the technical object enjoys
a condition beyond the world of the constructed and exists within the very
energetic field ...

Applying The Actor Network Theory In Media Studies

Author: Spöhrer, Markus
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522506179
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A machine that does not work might not be as irreversibly dead as an animate
being that has died, but it must still be “reanimated” in order to really come into
existence. What seems to get in Latour's way here are two of his central claims:
first that technical objects are black boxes that do not need to be looked into as
long as they work, and, more importantly, but based on this faith in the possibility
of black-boxing, that technology is society made durable. This considerably
overestimates ...