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  1. Expanded Cinema
    Published in 1970, Expanded Cinema was the first book to capture the explosion of video, computers, and holography as filmmaking technologies, inaugurating media arts as an artistic and scholarly discipline. The introductory essay... Learn More
    Published: 3rd March 2020
    Hardback | £88.00
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  2. Exterranean
    Exterranean concerns the extraction of stuff from the Earth, a process in which matter goes from being sub- to exterranean. By opening up a rich archive of nonmodern texts and images from across Europe, this work offers a bracing... Learn More
    Published: 5th March 2019
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  3. The Unconstructable Earth
    This book contributes to the environmental humanities field by offering an analysis of the Anthropocene fantasy: the idea that the Anthropocene is an opportunity to remake our terrestrial environment thanks to the power of technology.... Learn More
    Published: 16th October 2018
    Hardback | £84.00
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  4. The Technological Introject
    This essay collection further familiarizes the English-speaking world with the work of late German media scholar Friedrich Kittler. It features well-established and emergent scholars who present investigations that traverse all... Learn More
    Published: 2nd January 2018
    Hardback | £100.00
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  5. Google Me

    Google Me

    One-Click Democracy

    Written by Barbara Cassin, Translated by Michael Syrotinski

    Series Meaning Systems

    Fordham University Press

    A witty, philosophically-informed, and openly polemical critique by Barbara Cassin of Google that looks at Google’s claims to organize knowledge, and its alleged ethical basis. This critique goes to the heart of the assumed... Learn More
    Published: 3rd October 2017
    Hardback | £64.00
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  6. Upside-Down Gods
    Human survival requires a reorientation of science away from its exclusive technical and materialist premises focused on control, towards feedback and relational processes of organism-plus-environment. Gregory Bateson’s holistic... Learn More
    Published: 2nd May 2016
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  7. Earth, Life, and System
    Earth, Life & System: Evolution and Ecology on a Gaian Planet explores the multiple themes of Lynn Margulis’s science: microbial evolution, ecology and symbiosis, the coupled interactions of environment and life in Gaia theory,... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2015
    Hardback | £76.00
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  8. Interdependence
    A coherent and practical philosophy of interdependence, drawing on vivid examples from the biological sciences.... Learn More
    Published: 1st June 2015
    Hardback | £60.00
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  9. Cultural Techniques
    This volume designates a shift within posthumanistic media studies, that dissolves the concept of media into a network of operations, that reproduce, process and reflect the distinctions that are fundamental for a given culture,... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2015
    Hardback | £76.00
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  10. The Beginning of Heaven and Earth Has No Name
    Heinz von Foerster was the inventor of second-order cybernetics, which recognizes the investigator as part of the system he is investigating. The Beginning of Heaven and Earth Has No Name provides an accessible, nonmathematical,... Learn More
    Published: 2nd December 2013
    Hardback | £80.00
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