Book Announcement: Media Theory and Cultural Technologies: In Memoriam Friedrich Kittler

Media Theory and Cultural Technologies: In Memoriam Friedrich Kittler now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Hardback, pp180, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Media Theory and Cultural Technologies: In Memoriam Friedrich Kittler, edited by Maria Teresa Cruz.

In recent decades, media theory has become one of the most influential trends in contemporary thinking, namely within cultural studies, the arts and humanities. Spreading mostly from the German scholarly scene, under the influence of post-structuralism, media theory has developed as a fundamental theoretical framework, for many fields of theoretical and applied research, through authors such as the late Friedrich Kittler, 1943–2011. Commenting on several aspects of Kittler’s work, and on its impact in different fields of art and culture, this essay collection examines recent developments in media theory brought about by concepts such as “cultural techniques” and “operative ontologies” and by key authors, contributing to this volume, such as Bernhard Siegert, Sybille Krämer and Peter Weibel.

To read a full summary of the book and to read a 30-page sample extract, which includes the table of contents, please visit the following link:

Media Theory and Cultural Technologies: In Memoriam Friedrich Kittler can be purchased directly from Cambridge Scholars, through Amazon and other online retailers, or through our global network of distributors. Our partners include Bertram, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, YBP, Inspirees and MHM Limited. An e-book version will be available for purchase through the Google Play store in due course.

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About the Editor

Maria Teresa Cruz teaches Media Aesthetics at Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she is a member of the Research Center of Communication and Language. She has published mostly in the fields of contemporary art and culture, with such books as New media, New Practices (2011), which she edited, and she is the founder of the online journal, Interact: Art, Culture and Technique.

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