20.10.11

Friedrich Kittler 1943-2011

Contemporary media theorist and literary critic passes away, aged 68
Friedrich Kittler
Report from media blog, Machinology (thanks to Volker Frick for the link): 'Writing anything after hearing about the death of Friedrich Kittler (1943-2011) is not really easy, even if it surely will boost the academic publishing industry into a range of publications. Somewhere I read him characterized as the “Derrida of media theory” and where the writer (probablyWinthrop-Young or Peters) added that of course, Kittler would like to be called “Foucault of media theory”.' [Read More]