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Vilém Flusser

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816691272

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.001.0001

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The Gesture of Writing

The Gesture of Writing

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(p.19) The Gesture of Writing
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Gestures
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Vilém Flusser

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0003

Writing, the concrete gesture of forcing vague thoughts to form lines on a page, is under threat: “technical images” – new technologies since photography, require a different gesture. Some people, whose consciousness is related to writing, must write nevertheless.

Keywords:   Phenomenology, Consciousness, Gesture, Affect, Post-historical, Research, Theory and practice, freedom, science and art, subject and object

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