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Author Niebisch, Arndt.

Title Media parasites in the early avant-garde [electronic resource] ; On the abuse of technology and communication / Arndt Niebisch.

Published Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.


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Physical description 250 p. : 10 b&w, halftones.
Series Avant-Gardes in performance
Notes Electronic book text.
Epublication based on: 9781137276858, 2012.
Contents 1. The Press and the Parasites 2. Poetic Media Effects 3. Parasitic Media 4. Parasitic Noise 5. Ether Parasites Conclusion: Odradek and the Future of the Parasite.
File type Document
Summary Niebisch retraces how the early Avant-Garde movements started out as parasites inhabiting and irritating the emerging mass media circuits of the press, cinema, and wired and wireless communication and how they aimed at creating a media ecology based on and inspired by technologies such as the radio and the photo cell. The avant-garde movements of the early twentieth century inhabited the media discourses of their time like parasites, constantly irritating and taking from them. Dadaists ripped images of a mechanically reproduced world out of newspapers and magazines and reassembled them in their collages. Futurists instrumentalized the brevity of telegraph messages for their free word poetics. Artists such as F.T. Marinetti, Raoul Hausmann and Luigi Russolo constantly abused existing media technologies and hijacked public communication. This study traces these subversive tactics from avant-garde poetry to media technological experiments with radio tubes.
System notes PDF.
History notes Arndt Niebisch is an assistant professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA. His research focuses on the intersection of science, technology and literary production. He edited the scientific and technical writings of the Dadaist Raoul Hausmann and has published on authors such as Franz Kafka, Jules Verne, and Edgar Allen Poe.
Subject Communication and the arts.
Technology and the arts.
Arts -- Experimental methods -- History -- 20th century.
Exploitation -- History -- 20th century.
Media studies -- c 1945 to c 2000 (Post-war period).
Film, TV & radio -- c 1945 to c 2000 (Post-war period).
Media Studies.
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