Hi Friends and Colleagues,

Sorry for any x-posting...but...Happy to announce that my new book Against Transmission: Media Philosophy and the Engineering of Time is now out in paperback (and now much more affordable!) 

Here's the blurb:
In Against Transmission Barker rethinks the history of audio-visual media as a history of analytical instruments. Rather than viewing media history as the commonly told story of synthetic media (media that make a new whole from connecting separate parts), by focusing on the analytical function of mediation Against Transmission is able to focus on the way that the media that have historically been used to count, measure and analyse experience still continue to provide the condition for contemporary life. By studying the engineering of transmission, transduction and storage through the prism of process philosophy, the book interrogates how the understanding of media-as-machine may offer new ways to describe a particular phenomenological relationship to the world, asking: what can the hardware of machines that segment information into very small elements tell us about experiences of time, memory and history? 

cheers,
Tim

Dr Timothy Barker
Senior Lecturer in Digital Media
School of Culture and Creative Arts
University of Glasgow
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