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Pfannkuchen, Antje

Works: 3 works in 7 publications in 1 language and 187 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: P92.5.K58, 300
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Antje Pfannkuchen
The technological introject : Friedrich Kittler between implementation and the incalculable by Jeffrey Champlin( )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Technological Introject explores the futures opened up across the humanities and social sciences by the influential media theorist Friedrich Kittler. Joining the German tradition of media studies and systems theory to the Franco-American theoretical tradition marked by poststructuralism, Kittler's work has redrawn the boundaries of disciplines and of scholarly traditions. The contributors position Kittler in relation to Marshall McLuhan, Jacques Derrida, discourse analysis, film theory, and psychoanalysis. Ultimately, the book shows the continuing relevance of the often uncomfortable questions Kittler opened up about the cultural production and its technological entanglements."--Page 4 of cover
When Nature Begins To Write Herself---German Romantics Read The Electrophore by Antje Pfannkuchen( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The answer I suggest is that photography needs to be taken seriously as a product of Romanticism. And Romanticism, as I show in its Jena incarnation that makes this most obvious, was an experimental laboratory in which the sciences interacted with poetry and literature to produce the notion of a self-writing, self-expressive nature that then could inscribe itself back into the sciences. At the historical beginning of this investigation was the German scholar G. Chr. Lichtenberg who found in the 1770s dust-figures on his "Electrophore," a state-of-the-art instrument for electrical experiments. These "Lichtenberg figures," as they soon became known, were the first visual representations of electricity, as well as the first scientific illustrations that "printed" themselves automatically. The circumstance that something inherently invisible and ephemeral like electricity suddenly left a lasting trace intrigued the scientist Lichtenberg as it enabled him to better study his object. When his colleague, the acoustician E.F.F. Chladni transposed this process of self-inscription into the realm of sound, Romantic writers, especially those that were scientists themselves like J.W. Ritter and Novalis, embraced these figures as records of 'nature writing herself.' This "Chiffernschrift," or secret written language, was seen as a key to the understanding of nature, a natural hieroglyph. As Romantic ideas spread throughout Europe, the concept of nature writing herself, in the absence of human mediation, electrified writers and scientists alike and made it conceivable to imagine 'light writing itself, ' - in other words, photography
Writing polarities : romanticism and the dynamic unity of poetry and science( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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