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Vilém Flusser


Gestures is a collection of essays that proposes a daring and ambitious new conception of human behavior. Defining gesture as “a movement of the body or of a tool attached to the body for which there is no satisfactory causal explanation,” Flusser moves around the topic from different points of view, angles and distances: sometimes he zooms in on a modest, ordinary movement like taking a photograph, shaving, or smoking a pipe. Sometimes he pulls back to look at something as vast and varied as human “making,” embracing everything from the fashioning of simple tools to mass manufacturing. Holdin ... More

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

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780816691272
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vilém Flusser, author