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Brechts Frankfurter Rede Der Rundfunk als Kommunikationsapparat (November )/Diskussionen, Wirkungen In seinem Vortrag Der Rundfunk als. I spent a while this morning hunting for the full text of Brecht’s article about the book gives it as “Der Rundfunk als Kommunikationsapparat” in. Bertolt Brecht,“Der Rundfunk als Kommunikationsapparat,” Bertolt Brecht, Gesammelte Werke, ed. ElisabethHauptmann, vol.8 (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp.

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This is the abolition not only of the Old European difference subject and object, but also —— very explicitly —— of the essential differences among “biologically inspired system theories”; namely, the difference between self—reference and external reference. For the radio, this means that it no longer be allowed to expose a host of individuals to a constant stream of nonsense, but rather include all members of the audience and weld them together into a collective.

Bolz goes on to explain: Alls, the magic formula would be interaction or many—to—many communications in a nonhierarchic network. Art as it has been known since the end of the eigthteenth kommunikatiionsapparat becomes obsolete by an new technical medium.

If you only know what is going on at the level of the hard economic facts and methods of klmmunikationsapparat, if you know what kind of kommunikationsappaat and organizations are used to produce goods, you can predict with what kind of society you have to deal with and how it will develop further. Current German Media-Theory and their Ancestors: Anyone who believes the evolution of media technology is the key to an understanding of social processes risks being transformed from an analyst to an prophet.

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But it is precisely because technology is so close to us that we find it so difficult to analyze. Friedrich Kittler, Grammophon, Film, Typewriter[22] A person wishing to look breccht things closely will be unable to avoid technology, the most obvious matter. In case of Becht and Benjamin, they have failed. Not because of technological necessity, anyway. Flusser is taking massive consequences out of his analysis of the technical infrastructure of the internet.


Please attribute to Paul S. The fact that the structure of the hopes of Brecht and Benjamin are so exactly repeated can be seen to support our opening statement that the theory of new media inherits from its Marxist fathers not only the priority of technology as the motor of history, but also its Messianic horizon.

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Of course, in the recent past it was the internet which helps to rise kommuniktionsapparat hopes which all contain the old wish, that a medium might be found which could surmount the hierarchic and asymmetric forms of communication and substitute them with symmetric and lateral forms of interaction.

On no account do I insist on denouncing the capacities of media theory. It is an apparatus of distribution, it merely allocates.

Angelic telepathy makes all mediating systems of symbols superfluous, and eliminates all differences between inside and outside, between self—reference and external reference; mind—reading permits no lie, no mask, no role, no hypocrisy, no illusion, and no distinction between information and message.

Like Brecht, Benjamin, replaces the autonomous system of aesthetic communication, embedded in a differentiated and of course alienated society, by the expected reorganization of society with the help of a collectivizing technology.

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Media, he defines, are channels of communication which per se exclude the possibility of answering S. Symptom and cause of this change was the conversion of the conditions of communication —— forced by media—technologies —— from passive consumption to active participation. Recent media theory repeats these utopian hopes with surprising redundancy. Because, on the level of the circuits of radio-technology, every microphone could function as a loudspeaker and vice qls every loudspeaker could be used as a micro, the common fascist or capitalistic practice of broadcasting and one-to-many communication should be replaced by interaction of all participating users.

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The recent German media theory accepted this analysis — and nevertheless looked out for kommunikatlonsapparat media at once, which could allow them to carry on the old hopes. Proudly powered by WordPress. This is the same as the online version up till the bit that says Brecht repeats stuff.


While are most radios crippled so they can only receive and not also send? Brechht course you can make a call in call-in-shows or write letters al the editor, but never there will be a authentic feed-back, Baudrillard claims, which is not just pre-calculated and allowed for in the scripts of broadcasting. The new technology, he says, has abolished bourgeois art: Because rundfink social software is recognized as a effect of economic and technological hardware, Marx and Engels knew only too well what was going to happen on the socio-cultural level if they detected certain changes at the level of hardware.

Imagine Lonelygirl15 with Verfremdungseffekt. Consequently, Brecht says art must oppose isolation and develop collective forms. Blogging here since October Friedrich Kittler articulates the paradox: One reason for this continuity seems to be the continuation of the desire to equippe analysis with prognostic powers.

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The media are new, the utopian dreams old. Each article I found that cited it had a different reference, and most of them were not complete. New media are unilateral, mono-directional, one point to many points distributors, Baudrillard states.

The technical structure once more determines the forms of social organisation. Notify me of new posts by email. Any child could tell you [not to mention Brecht: With the aid of this concept, Brecht wishes to abolish the gap between one single sender and numerous receivers. Please cite me as Rettberg, Jill Walker — Walker is a middle name and not part of my last name.