By Lydia H. Liu
The identification and function of writing has advanced within the age of electronic media. yet how did writing itself make electronic media attainable within the first position? Lydia H. Liu bargains the following the 1st rigorous examine of the political heritage of electronic writing and its fateful entanglement with the Freudian unconscious.
Liu’s leading edge research brings the paintings of theorists and writers again into dialog with each other to rfile major conferences of minds and disciplines. She indicates how the sooner avant-garde literary experiments with alphabetical writing and the word-association video games of psychoanalysis contributed to the mathematical making of electronic media. Such highbrow convergence, she argues, accomplished the transformation of alphabetical writing into the postphonetic, ideographic approach of electronic media, which not just altered the brink of feel and nonsense in communique strategies but in addition forced a brand new realizing of human-machine interaction on the point of the unconscious.
Ranging throughout details thought, cybernetics, modernism, literary concept, neurotic machines, and psychoanalysis, The Freudian Robot rewrites the historical past of electronic media and the literary idea of the 20th century.
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The Freudian Robot: Digital Media and the Future of the Unconscious by Lydia H. Liu