Who is Vilém Flusser?
Vilém Flusser (May 12, 1920 – November 27, 1991) was a Brazilian Czech -born philosopher, writer and journalist. He lived for a long period in São Paulo (where he became a Brazilian citizen) and later in France, and his works are written in many different languages.
What is the style of visual Vilém Flusser?
Vilém Flusser is the cousin of David Flusser . Flusser’s essays are short, provocative and lucid, with a resemblance to the style of journalistic articles. Critics have noted he is less a ‘systematic’ thinker than a ‘dialogic’ one, purposefully eclectic and provocative (Cubitt 2004).
What are the best books about Vilém Flusser?
Wiatr, Przemysław (2020), Between Literature and Philosophy – Vilém Flusser’s Nomadic Games, Santa Barbara Portuguese Studies, 2nd Ser., Vol. 4, 2020. Wiatr, Przemysław (2019), In search of the Other – Vilém Flusser and dialogical life, Flusser Studies 27 – May 2019.
Why is Flusser so widely known?
Because Flusser’s writings in different languages are dispersed in the form of books, articles or sections of books, his work as a media philosopher and cultural theorist is only now becoming more widely known.
Media philosopher Vilém Flusser proposed a revolutionary new way of thinking about photography. An analysis of the medium in terms of aesthetics, science and politics provided him with new ways of understanding both the cultural crises of the past and the new social forms nascent within them.
What is the philosophy of photography?
Towards a Philosophy of Photography. Media philosopher Vilém Flusser proposed a revolutionary new way of thinking about photography. An analysis of the medium in terms of aesthetics, science and politics provided him with new ways of understanding both the cultural crises of the past and the new social forms nascent within them.
What do you like most about Flusser’s philosophy?
Flusser’s philosophies are a mastery. And particularly, his ideas on the apparatus are wonderful thoughts. This is a book that I will return to again and again. I have added here a brief thought inspired by the book entitled ‘The Magic of Photography.’ This book is the reason why a raven is like a writing desk.
Why did Flusser write about photography?
While Flusser did write a number of short essays on the work of specific photographers, his major focus was the critical and philosophical need to understand late 20th-century media culture and the emergent possibilities and threats presented by the larger forces at work in an increasingly technical and automated world.